The Acting Executive Director of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress Haim Ben Yakov has visited the Russian Federation State Duma and held negotiations with MP Natalia Kuvshinova, who is a member of the Committee for Youth Affairs. President of the Russian Union of Jewish Students, President of the MGIMO Jewish Club Shota Mirelli and Chairman of the Youth Parliament of the State Duma Maria Voropayeva were also present at the meeting.
The discussion focused on counteracting antisemitism, studying the history of the Holocaust during World War II, and preparation for the events commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day that will take place on January 27 throughout Russia. The collaboration will involve programs by the World Holocaust Remembrance Center Yad Vashem and the Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, which operates under the auspices of Yad Vashem. Trips to Israel for Russian students will also be organized.