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Russian museum of Jewish history and tolerance centre to open in Moscow in November

May 09, 2012, 6:48 UTC+3
The museum’s exhibits will be dedicated to the Jewish civilization, its spiritual fundamentals and cultural achievements
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MOSCOW, May 9 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s museum of the Jewish history and the tolerance centre will be unveiled in Moscow by the end of this year, the press service of Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar said.

“It is planned that the museum will open on November 4, 2012. By this date, special computer equipment and exhibits will be mounted,” the press service noted.

According to head of the public relations department of the Russian Federation of Jewish Communities Borukh Gorin, the museum will be the first large-scale museum of that kind in Russia. “It is an absolutely new idea of an interactive museum. We hope the tolerance centre will enjoy popularity with schoolchildren. We already have an agreement with the ministry of education that Moscow’s schoolchildren will visit this centre,” he said.

The museum’s exhibits will be dedicated to the Jewish civilization, its spiritual fundamentals and cultural achievements. Showing specific features of the Jewish religion and culture, the exhibits at the same time will focus on those their aspects that have a universal nature common to all nations and will reflect the positive experience of interaction between Jews and other nations, the press service said.

The museum will feature an educational and exhibition complex, consisting of several exhibitions, a library, a research centre, conference halls and galleries. Along with traditional methods and tool, the museum will use the most advanced computer and audiovisual technologies.

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