New synagogue to be built in Grozny

9 January 2013 - 9:27am

Members of the Beitar Jerusalem FC, businessmen Telman Ismalov and actor Gennady Khazanov, head of the Estrade Theater, arrived to Grozny for the foundation of a new synagogue. They were welcomed by Adam Delimkhanov, an assistant of the Chechen leader, Magomed Daudov, head of the Presidential and Governmental Administration of Chechnya, reports.

The synagogue will be built on the Street of Subbotnikov, named after Victor Kan-Kalik, former head of the Chechen-Ingush State University.

Chechen Speaker of Parliament Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov reminded that the synagogue will replace the existing in early 20th century.

Kan-Kalik was kidnapped and killed for unknown reasons in 1991.

Moscow Deputy Chief Rabbi Shimon Levin read out a letter of Russian Chief Rabbi Adolf Shayevich and President of the European Council of Rabbis Pinchas Goldschmidt to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

The Beitar Jerusalem FC and Grozny Terek FC will have a match. The Jewish delegation will visit the Chechen National Museum, Honour Alley of Akhmat-HajiKadyrov, central mosque of Grozny and the concert of Chechen celebrities.


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