The Kremlin Speaks

from Haaretz:

Putin supporter tapped to head Russia’s United Israel Appeal

One of the Russian Jewish community’s most prominent supporters of President Vladimir Putin is set to be appointed head of the country’s Keren Hayesod, also known as the United Israel Appeal.

Boris Spiegel, a deputy and committee chairman in the Russian parliament, already serves as president of the World Congress of Russian Jewry, an organization that works with the Kremlin as a bridge with the millions of Jews who emigrated from the country.