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Contact: Mark B. Levin/NCSJ
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MLevin@ncsj.org 

 


NCSJ ESTABLISHES ON-THE-GROUND
PRESENCE IN UKRAINE

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2014 - NCSJ is pleased to announce journalist and blogger Ilya Bezruchko as its new Ukraine representative.

Chairman Stephen Greenberg hailed the move. "NCSJ's new on-the-ground presence provides another resource for assessing Ukraine's political, economic, and social situation during the ongoing crisis, and its impact on Ukraine's Jews," he said.

Mr. Bezruchko will be based in Kyiv and travel throughout Ukraine, reporting directly on the well-being of Jewish communities. He will also maintain contact with Ukraine's government and with the diplomatic community, particularly the U.S. and Israeli embassies.

Mr. Bezruchko welcomed the opportunity to join NCSJ and serve the Jewish community.

"My grandfather was very active in the Ukrainian Jewish community as a newspaperman and part of the media," he said, "and I'm very excited to follow in his footsteps."

Mr. Bezruchko has worked at Kyiv's Jewish News One Channel. He is a member of the Union of Progressive Judaism in Ukraine's coordinating council and a leader in the Netzer Youth Movement in Ukraine.

About NCSJ 

NCSJ: Advocates on Behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia
, founded in 1971, represents the organized American Jewish community in monitoring and advocating on behalf of the estimated 1.5 million Jews in the 15 successor states of the former Soviet Union.


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