President Shimon Peres joined Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in
Moscow on Thursday to inaugurate the city's brand new Russian Jewish
museum and tolerance center, the worlds largest Jewish museum.
a moving speech, Peres said the museum evoked memories of his childhood
home in Poland, and thanked the Russian people for their role in
helping defeat the Nazis in World War 2.
"The Nazis murdered
about a third of our people. They murdered 6 million Jews, among them
1.5 million children, in concentration camps and gas chambers," the
president said. "Such a tragedy must never happen again."