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Medvedev First Russian President To Visit Birobidjan

Russia's Chief Rabbi Accompanies Medvedev in Jewish Autonomous Region

Birobidjan, Russia

(lubavitch.com) Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev is the first Russian head of state to visit Birobidjan, the capital of Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region.

Medvedev was accompanied by Russia’s Chief Rabbi and senior Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Berel Lazar. Rabbi Lazar led the President on a tour of the local Jewish community center. The visit is part of a four day tour of the Russian Far East, where Medvedev  will meet with members of the business community and attend a series of meetings at the city’s cultural center, synagogue and furniture factory.

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