In 2013, a $50 million Museum that is jewish and Center exposed in Moscow underneath the auspices of Chabad in accordance with financing from Abramovich. Putin donated per month of their wage to your project, as the Federal safety provider, the successor into the KGB, pitched in by providing appropriate documents from its archives.
In 2014, Lazar ended up being the only real Jewish leader present at Putin’s triumphal statement associated with annexation of Crimea.
Nevertheless the rabbi has compensated a cost for their commitment to Putin. Considering that the annexation, their support that is continued for Russian autocrat has caused a rift with Chabad leaders in Ukraine. As well as for years, the Russian federal government has defied A united states court purchase to make more than a trove of Chabad texts called the “Schneerson Library” in to the Chabad Lubavitch head office in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.