A kosher restaurant featuring Bukharian Jewish food has opened in theheart of Moscow.
Seven-Forty is owned by Ben Binyaminov, the presidentof the Congress of Bukharian Jews of Russia and the CIS, according tothe Web site of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS. Theteahouse has hired eight chefs from Tashkent.
Among those attending the recent opening were Lev Leviev, president ofthe World Congress of Bukharian Jews as well as the Federation ofJewish Communities of the CIS; a chief rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar;and Alexander Boroda, president of the Federation of Jewish Communitiesof Russia.
Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries supervised the changeover to a kosher restaurant.