Leonid Yakubovich visits Uzbekistan
Within the framework of the visit to Bukhara, the delegation visited the regional youth center, in the walls of which once Vladimir Vysotsky performed with a concert. Here they met with the khokim of the city Karim Kamalov.
During the conversation, the head of the city administration told about Bukhara, and its historical significance today, shared plans to turn the city into one of the centers of world tourism. It was also noted that from time immemorial, hundreds of thousands of Jews lived on our land who side by side, lived peacefully and worked with representatives of other nationalities shoulder to shoulder.
To date, 500 Jews live in the region. The head of the Russian Jewish Congress, Yuri Kanner, in his turn, highly appreciated the work done in the tourism industry in Bukhara, calling our city one of the "capitals of the world", and also shared his first impressions of the ancient historical monuments and sights of the city.
- It is very pleasant that Uzbekistan is so sensitive to the preservation of customs and traditions. Our peoples have much in common, - says the director of the Russian Jewish Congress, Yuri Kanner. - Perhaps this contributed to our centuries-old friendship. Undoubtedly, we are glad that in Bukhara the Jewish community and 2 synagogues, as well as a Jewish school, are now operating, with more than 200 children. This means only one thing - Uzbek-Jewish ties will be further strengthened.
Then the guests were shown the very hall, on the stage of which Vladimir Vysotsky gave the concert many years ago.
It is important to emphasize that the Congress annually chooses for the trip a country in which representatives of Jewish nationality live, and this time their choice fell on Uzbekistan. The delegation arrived in Bukhara after Samarkand, where they also got acquainted with the life of the Jewish community. The visit of the delegation of the Russian Jewish Congress to our city continues.