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On November 29th 2018, The State Hermitage Museum honored the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel during the Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel Gala Banquet at the old city of Jaffa, Israel. The historical ties between Israel and Russia date back at the end of the 19th century, when Russian Jews, that were active in the cultural and political arenas, helped lay the foundations for the establishment of the State of Israel.

Hosted by Prof. Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, the General Director of the State Hermitage Museum and Mr. Amir Gross Kabiri, President of the Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel, 150 of Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel’s closest friends and supporters from Israel, Russia, Europe and the United States were welcomed to celebrate this significant milestone.

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