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August 18, 2004
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The Russian Jewish Congress launched a campaign to raise several million dollars for a new JCC in Moscow. The 300,000-square-foot center, slated to be built by 2008 on a land plot opposite the Choral Synagogue, will be constructed with funds provided by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Russian-born U.S. businessman Len Blavatnik, the Jewish Agency for Israel and local donors. According to the president of the Russian Jewish Congress, Yevgeny Satanovsky, the project’s budget will approach $50 million. The new JCC will house educational, sports and youth facilities as well as a center for the Jewish Agency.

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