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Russian tycoon funds digitizing Jewish manuscript collection

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
November 7, 2017

Russian billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov attends signing of an agreement between the state libraries of Israel and Russia at the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. On the 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution, Israel’s National Library and the Russian State Library announced an agreement to digitize the Gunzburg collection’s 2,000 manuscripts. The project was made possible by an undisclosed “generous donation” from Magomedov’s Peri Foundation.

Credit: AP

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