One of the most famous Russians known the world over is Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor. He currently holds a number of global leadership positions. He is among those considered the richest men in Russia as a result of his involvement in various trade ventures. He is famous for his efforts of fighting racism, anti-Semitism as well as neo-Nazism. He is much involved in programs aimed at ensuring that the Jews around the world live a better life. Here are some of his notable accomplishments.
Promotion of Peace and Understanding
One of the programs in which Kantor has been an active participant in the reconciliation efforts aimed at bringing the inhabitants of the European continent together. He is the pioneer of the European Council on tolerance and reconciliation (ECTR). Former presidents, as well as winners of the Nobel Prize, are normally encouraged to join this organization and help in the promotion of tolerance and reconciliation. This is accomplished through fighting religious and ideological extremism, discouragement of racial wars and attacks as well as coming up with initiatives aimed at fostering understanding between the different cultures in Europe and around the world.
Taking Part in the Jewish Council Leadership
The European Jewish Council is an organization concerned with fighting for the rights and interests of the people of Jewish descent across Europe and beyond. To accomplish this, the council organizes commemoration ceremonies for some of the past events affecting Jews such as the Holocaust. When such sad events in history are remembered, the possibilities of it occurring again are considerably reduced. Kantor tireless efforts through the council is to support, preserve and promote the culture of the Jews. He has served as the president of the council since 2007.
Participation in the Nuclear Disarmament Program
The International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe was formed by Moshe Kantor, who also is serving as its president. This forum was formed with the sole purpose of atomic weapons demilitarization by countries around the world. The forum takes and organizes discussions on nuclear security, and drafts recommendations towards encouraging countries that are currently involved in nuclear arms race to consider disarmament as a viable option for global peace. The organization takes part in talks with government authorities in various countries to assess the risk posed by having weapons of mass destruction and taking measures to ensure that the threats are dealt with accordingly.
Preservation of Art
In addition to these achievements, Moshe Kantor created the Museum Of Avant-Garde Mastery in 2001 which is located in Moscow, Russia. This museum was created so as to protect Russian art, and it presently contains among the most known pieces of art of the Russian avant-garde of the 20th century. The museum, therefore, preserves art and consequently the history of the former USSR between 1890 and 1930.