A prominent Jewish leader and member of Ukraine’s parliament received a top national honor. President Viktor Yuschenko awarded Aleksandr Feldman the Order of Merit of first degree on Nov. 22 for his â€œprominent personal contribution to the Holodomor 1932-1933 history research in Ukraine and active public work to perpetuate the memory of the tragedyâ€™s victims.â€ Feldman, 47, heads the Jewish Foundation of Ukraine and International Center for Tolerance. Feldman openly backed Yuschenkoâ€™s call on Israel to recognize Holodomor, the great famine that killed millions of Ukrainians during 1932-33, as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people and organized Ukraineâ€™s Holodomor exhibition in Israel in September. He accompanied Yuschenko on his state visit to Israel this month. Feldman is a well-known politician, advocate of Jewish interests in the Ukrainian parliament and philanthropist. Previously he had received the Order of Merit of second degree and third degree.
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