(Communicated by the Office of the President)
President Shimon Peres will, on Tuesday, 6 November 2012, leave on a state
visit to Russia as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and will
represent the State of Israel at the inauguration ceremony of the Jewish Museum
and Tolerance Center in Moscow. At the ceremony President Peres and President
Putin will deliver speeches in front of assembled guests and the media.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the two presidents will meet in the
Kremlin with the aim of strengthening and expanding the strategic, security and
diplomatic relations between Israel and Russia.
As a special honor for President Peres, the Russian Academy of Science, the
highest government body for science and research, will bestow upon President
Peres an honorary professorship. The honor has been awarded to an exclusive
number of world leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to the world.
The award ceremony will take place during the president's visit and he will
deliver a speech for the occasion.
President Peres will use visit to Moscow as an opportunity for a meeting with
hundreds of members of the Jewish community in Russia at an event with the
leadership of the community, rabbis and youth.