MOSCOW (Oct. 20)
A Russian Jewish leader has been awarded France’s Legion of Honor in recognition of his contribution to culture and the media.
Vladimir Gusinsky, 43, a businessman and founder of the Russian Jewish Congress, received the award last week at a Paris ceremony.
Gusinsky is the third Russian to receive the honor. Mstislav Rostropovich, a cellist and conductor, and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning author, are also recipients.
The Legion of Honor was created in 1802 by Napoleon for recognition of distinguished military or civil service.