The Life and Achievements of Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor
Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor is a very prominent Russian well known around the world 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. What brought him to limelight were his efforts at opposing xenophobia, anti-Semitism and modern-day 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.
Fighting For Reconciliation and Tolerance
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 founder of the European Council on tolerance and reconciliation (ECTR). The society is made up of former heads of state across Europe and also Nobel Prize laureates who work towards promotion of understanding and peace. The ECTR aims at achieving its objectives by speaking out against social evils such as religious and social extremism, xenophobia and racial discrimination.
Appointment as Leader of the Jewish Council
The reason why The European Jewish Council was formed was so that the rights and privileges of the Jews around Europe can be defended. 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. Through this organization, Kantor works hard to improve Jewish life by setting up programs that support and reinforce the Jewish culture and way of life. His tenure as president of the council spans over a period of 10 years since 2007.
Takes Part in the Nuclear Demobilization Efforts
Kantor is the founder and president of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe. The reason why this organization was created was to encouragement disarmament of weapons of mass destruction by the nations of 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. And because the nuclear war threat is real, the forum works with world governments in taking this threat seriously, as well as providing a links to reliable sources of information regarding this danger.
Takes Part in Art and History Preservation
Kantor also founded the Museum Of Avant-Garde Mastery in 2001 in Moscow. The gallery is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of art, and it currently boasts of the most renowned pieces of the Russian avant-garde art of the 20th century. The history of the former Russian empire for the period 1890 and 1930 is thus preserved in the gallery.