Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor is a very prominent Russian well known around the world He currently holds a number of global leadership positions. As a result of taking part in diverse business enterprises, Kantor has become one of the richest people in modern-day Russia. What brought him to limelight were his efforts at opposing xenophobia, anti-Semitism and modern-day Nazism. Part of his achievements is the participation in the improvement of life for many of the Jews globally. 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 founded 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 reason why The European Jewish Council was formed was so that the rights and privileges of the Jews around Europe can be defended. Celebrations and memorials of events such as the Holocaust in which the Jewish people were involved is one of the ways through which this council hopes to achieve its goals. The commemoration of such tragic events serves the purpose of reminding people so that they would not forget and repeat the mistakes of the past. Kantor tireless efforts through the council is to support, preserve and promote the culture of the Jews. Kantor has been the president of this council form 2007.
Participation in the Nuclear Disarmament Program
Kantor is the founder and president of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe. The organization is actively involved in discouraging the accumulation of nuclear weapons by states 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.
Takes Part in Art and History Preservation
In addition to these achievements, Moshe Kantor created the Museum Of Avant-Garde Mastery in 2001 which is located in Moscow, Russia. The art museum, which is principally concerned with safeguarding and promoting art, currently holds some of the world famous artefacts of the 20th century Russian avant-garde. The museum, therefore, preserves art and consequently the history of the former USSR between 1890 and 1930.