Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor is a public figure of Russian origin who is involved in business, peace campaigns as well as philanthropy. His life started in Russia in 1953 where he also received his education. He was trained at the Moscow Institute of Aviation where he graduated with his first degree in 1976. He is a holder of a Ph.D. degree from the same institution. He is married and has five children. They currently dwell in London, England. Here are some of the ways through which Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor has contributed to the well-being of society.
Moshe Kantor has played a significant role in promoting philanthropic activities around the globe. Children, and adults too, who experience mental disorders have had help courtesy of the generous gifts from Moshe Kantor. He has founded and also contributed to the establishment of social amenities for hospitals and nursing homes in Russia. He has also contributed significantly to the Jewish wellbeing by donating to programs aimed at promoting Jewish prised and identity.
Promotion of Peace and Tolerance
Due to his efforts to maintain peace and calls for tolerance and understanding across Europe, Moshe Kantor has earned himself the tag of a pacifist. He even founded an organization in which the former European heads of state, Nobel peace prize winners and other world-famous leaders come together to promote peace. Through the organization, he fights xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism as well as extremism. They also take part in efforts to eliminate or reduce nuclear weapons production by engaging in disarmament programs. Nuclear experts and other scientists are also part of this program that aims at reducing the threat of nuclear war. It works by persuading world leaders to avoid trivialising the global nuclear threats and step up efforts at disarming individuals and nations which can use their weapons for wrong purposes.
Contribution to Art and History Preservation
Moshe Kantor founded an art museum in Moscow whose purpose was to preserve 20th century Russian avant-garde art. Art pieces done by Russian artists in the period 1890 – 1930 are found in this museum. The result has been the preservation of the Russian history for the same period.
Promotion of Jewish Interests
Moshe Kantor has been serving as the president of the European Jewish council which has been instrumental in ensuring that the welfare of the Jews in Europe is protected. The council promotes the interests of the people of Jewish descent, helps to fight anti-Semitism as well as promoting pride in Jewish heritage. The events of the Holocaust in which several Jews were eliminated informed the formation of the organization. Commemorations are conducted yearly so that people do not forget what really took place, and therefore strive to avoid such occurrences in future.