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Peres Inaugurates Jewish Museum Funded by Putin, Vekselberg

Israeli President Shimon Peres inaugurated a $50 million Jewish museum and tolerance center in Moscow partly financed by President Vladimir Putin and billionaire Viktor Vekselberg.

“We were very moved by the support of President Putin, his personal contribution to this museum,” Peres said today at a ceremony attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the museum, located in a Constructivist landmark, a former bus garage built in the 1920s. “The heroism of the Russian people and their allies delivered a decisive blow to the fascists and saved the world, humankind and the Jewish people.”