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June 13, 2005
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A Russian billionaire was appointed chairman of Israel’s Diaspora museum. Leonid Nevzlin, one of the Russian business “oligarchs” and an Israeli citizen, will chair the board of trustees of Tel Aviv’s Beit Ha’tefutsot, the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, Ha’aretz reported. Nevzlin, former head of the Russian Jewish Congress, owns shares in Yukos, the Russian oil giant that was controlled by Mikhail Khodorkovsky until Khodorkovsky was sentenced to nine years in prison recently.

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