MOSCOW, 18 Sep – RIA Novosti. Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar took part in the elections of deputies of the State Duma of the seventh convocation, after two hours of the day he put the ballot in the ballot box at a polling station in Tikhvinsky lane in Moscow.
“I hope I made the right choice,” said Lazar after he voted. He expressed confidence that the people for whom he gave his vote, work for the good of all Russians, and, in particular, for the benefit of the Jewish community of the country.
As reported by RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the chief Rabbi Michael Lidogoster, Lazar received the citizenship of Russia of 29 may 2000, and since then has participated in all elections that were held in Moscow, considering it their civic duty.
Earlier on Sunday voted by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and the head of Council of Muftis of Russia Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin. During elections, religious leaders have expressed the hope that the choice of the Russian will benefit the country and will bring to people goodness and peace.
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