KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — The president of Ukraine cited several Jews for their achievements in professional activities.
They were among a group of Ukrainians to receive national honors Friday from President Victor Yuschenko on Kiev Day.
Among the Jews recognized were Mikhail Kagan, a teacher of specialized school number 181; and Maks Goltzberg, chairman of the Department of the International Institute of Management.
Yuschenko’s decree said the honorees were honored for their “personal contribution to the social, economic and cultural development of the capital of Ukraine, and considerable achievements in professional activities, long-time work and on the occasion of Kiev Day.”
Yuschenko presented Kagan with the title of Honored Teacher of Ukraine, and Goltzberg with the title Honored Economist of Ukraine.