Russian Jews hope Yanukovich to oppose aggressive nationalism and heroization of Nazi in Ukraine
Interfax-Ukraine, 26 February
Moscow, February 26, Interfax – The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR) hopes that Viktor Yanukovich will oppose nationalism and strengthen interconfessional peace.
“As a representative of Russia’s traditional religions, I have paid special attention to Your consistent principal position on protection of tolerance, against aggressive nationalism and attempts to make heroes of people who cooperated with Nazi, in securing interethnic and interconfessional peace in Ukraine, free and dynamic development of religious communities,” FJCR President Alexander Boroda told Yanukovich in his message conveyed to Interfax-Religion on Friday.
According to Boroda, this position “gave Ukraine’s Jewish communities an opportunity to dynamically develop, preserve spirituality and convey it to growing generation.”
“I sincerely hope that today when You take up such an important state post, this course will become defining for the whole country,” the message reads.