Russians ignore lessons of past – Chief Rabbi of Ukraine

October 11,2023 1059
Russians ignore lessons of past – Chief Rabbi of Ukraine

The Russians could have created a normal country after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Still, they didn’t take the chance, said the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, Moshe Reuven Azman, in an interview with Ukrainska Pravda.

“Russian people made a big mistake. God gave them the opportunity. The Soviet Union was broken down, and they came to be a democratic country, the new life. They had the opportunity to be a new country. They had a lot of gas, they could have built a normal country and rich country. But, after this, they went to another way,” Azman said.

The Russians should have put the Communists on trial and convicted Stalin of his crimes. The citizens of Russia should have admitted their mistakes and drawn conclusions, but instead, they began to compare themselves to criminals. That drive makes them dangerous, Azman said.

Russia will not stop in the war against Ukraine. Therefore, Ukrainians must fight to victory in order not to become slaves of the Russian Federation, noted the chief rabbi of Ukraine.

“Ukrainians have a motivation because Ukraine… They fight for their Motherland, their families, for the truth. Russia – they fight, I don’t know for what,” Azman said.

Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) but later fled the Soviet Union. As the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine explains in an interview, he longed for freedom of speech and the opportunity to live freely. Azman consistently condemns Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, organizes humanitarian missions, and tells the truth about the war in his social networks. In particular, after the Russians blew up the Kakhovka HPP, the leader of the Jews personally went to the Kherson Oblast to help the victims. There, he came under fire when the Russians attacked volunteers and civilians during the evacuation missions.

Cover: Ukrainska Pravda

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