Russian Jewish Congress

Russian Jewish Congress

Non-profit charitable fund The Russian Jewish Congress is a rabbinical organisation in Russia. It was established in 1996 by the initiative group of the Jewish businessmen, active workers and religious figures for revival of the Jewish life in Russia. [http://www.rjc.ru/eng/site.aspx?IID=158325&SECTIONID=157952]

Russian Jewish Congress unites the most influential and prosperous Jews in Russia — high-standing state officers, businessmen, actors of science and culture.

Heads of RJC

Administrating bodies of RJC are the Presidium, Council of Directors and Public Council. Heads of the Congress include Vladimir Resin, Mikhail Fridman, Yevgenia Albats, Vitaly Ginzburg, Yuliy Gusman, Andrey Kozyrev, Berel Lazar, Henry Reznik, Vladimir Solovyov, Gennady Khazanov, Mikhail Berger, Matvey Ganapolsky, Mikhail Zhvanetsky and others (data of the late 2004).

Checkup committee is headed by the deputy CEO of Unified Energy System Yakov Urinson.

Presidents of RJC

* 1996-2001 Vladimir Gusinsky
* 2001-2003 Leonid Nevzlin
* 2003-2004 Yevgeny Satanovsky
* 2004-2005 Vladimir Slutsker
* since 2005, Vyacheslav Kantor

Congress and authorities of Russia

Despite many influential state officers, businessmen, actors of science and culture being members of RJC, since early 2000th, its authority before the Russian Government has been reducing, while the Government mainly supports Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

In regard of RJC, its most close ally at the moment is the Congress of the Jewish Religious Organizations and Associations in Russia

ee also

*Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS.
*Union of Councils for Soviet Jews

External links

* [http://www.rjc.ru/eng/site.aspx RJC website] en icon
* [http://www.rjc.ru/rus/site.aspx RJC website] ru icon


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