Russia. Each of 130 pupils of Belgorod children home received a gift from city Jewish community, which has existed for already two years. Unfortunate children have no nationality, says community chairman Yuriy Grysko.
Russia. Union of Jews - invalids and veterans of World War II has held a presentation dedicated to issuing 7 volumes of Memory Book in a Jewish culture center in Nikitskaya Street in Moscow.
Book data are based on the evidence of relatives as well as documents of Russian Federation central archives of Ministry of Defense and Russian State archives of Navy.
Turkmenistan. President of Turkmenistan Saparmurad Niyazov addressed Israel's government with an offer to take part in laying a biggest gas pipe from Turkmenistan to Pakistan. A 1400 km-long gas pipe will pass through Afghanistan and the Pakistan town of Multan.
The address was conveyed via an Israeli businessman Joseph Maimon who has already implemented a number of different projects in Turkmenistan, in particular, constructing oil refineries on the Caspian Sea coastline, greenhouses and milk firms, as well as creating a fashionable park around the presidential palace. Turkmenistan ranks fifth in the world with regard to located natural gas deposits.
Russia. The Orsk town museum of local history has presented a photo exhibition "Israel - country on world's crossroads" the Orsk Jewish culture center organized with the support of State of Israel's Embassy and mayor of Orsk.
The Embassy of Israel to RF presented a selection of fiction and historic literature to Orsk' libraries, as well as information materials on the history of Jewish people and life of State of Israel.
Russia. A Tula regional Jewish charitable center "Khasdei Neshama" has marked its 5th anniversary. At present, "Khasdei Neshama" looks after nearly a thousand and a half patients in Tula and its region. The elderly may visit an in-patient daytime medical center, consult various doctors, denture services including.
"Khasdei Neshama" puts to life several dozens diverse charitable programs. The center is home to different clubs, its library may boast of over two thousand volumes. A monthly is published, theatrical studio and ensemble of Jewish music are functioning. There is a national kindergarten, primary general and Sunday school.