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A well-known Jewish singer was honored in Ukraine.

President Victor Yuschenko presented Ida Gelfer with the title Honored Worker of Culture of Ukraine last week.

Gelfer, 90, has been a soloist with the popular Ukrainian Jewish chorus Fargenigen since 1988.

The country also honored the 100th anniversary of the birth of the physicist-theorist and Nobel Prize winner Lev Landau.

The National Bank of Ukraine issued a nickel-silver coin honoring Landau, who died in 1968, as part of its “Outstanding Personalities in Ukraine.” The coin is worth about 20 cents.

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