The Israeli Beytar club’s footballers, who are to play a friendly match with the local club Terek in Grozny on January 9 will take part in foundation of the first stone of a synagogue in the Chechen capital.
This has been reported by Israeli media. According to the information of news sites of Israel, the businessman Telman Ismailov, well-known as the sponsor of various projects of the community of Mountain Jews in Israel, will also take part in the ceremony.
Mountain Jews lived in Grozny before the early 1990s, however, later almost all of them left Chechnya.
The synagogue will be erected on the same place, where it existed until the 1930s.
Author: Vera Ivanova