One of the most famous Russians known the world over is Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor. Various organizations have Kantor as one of their leaders. 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. He has been successfully involved in many endeavours to improve the quality of life for the Jews around the world. The following are some of his global achievements.
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 pioneer of the European Council on tolerance and reconciliation (ECTR). This organization mainly consists of former country leaders as well as winners of the Nobel Prize whose sole purpose is to promote peace 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. To accomplish this, the council organizes commemoration ceremonies for some of the past events affecting Jews such as the Holocaust. 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. 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. He has served as the president of the council since 2007.
Participation in the Nuclear Disarmament Program
Kantor pioneered and still leads 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. This is done through nuclear security discussion forums and policy drafting to persuade nuclear empowered nations to consider demobilization in an endeavour to pursue 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
Apart from all the accomplishments listed, Kantor pioneered the Museum Of Avant-Garde Mastery in 2001, which location in Moscow in 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.