The book is now published in Russian- language. It was edited and co-edited by Shimon Samuels, Mark Weitzman and Ilya Altman and the tributes for this version are from:-President Dimitri Medvedev
-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
-The late Patriarch Alexei II
-Foreign Minister and Chair of Russian National Commission of UNESCO, Sergei Lavrov
-St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matvieienko-Former President Mikhail Gorbachov
-Former Minister of Minorities Valeri Tishkov
-Father Vyacheslav Chaplin, Spokesman of the Patriarch of the Russian
The book was launched under the co-auspices of the Russian Holocaust Centre, Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Verbe et Lumiere-Vigilance and the UNESCO.
It was presented at various locations:
--The Central Synagogue of Moscow chaired by Jewish CommunityChairman, Leopold Kaiymovskiy
--The RIA- Novosti Press agency
--The official Moscow Holocaust Commemoration ceremony at the Central
House of Literature in Moscow
-- The Herzen Pedagogical University of St. Petersburg at a seminar onthe Holocaust (UNESCO Chair in Education in the Multicultural Society
also attended). The session was chaired by Vice-Rector Sergei Shilov.
--The Interfax Press agency of St. Petersburg
--In a meeting with St Petersburg's Governor, Valentina Matveienko, atthe Smolny Palace. The Governer announced to the press, who were present
at the meeting, the purchase of 700 copies of the book for high
schools in St. Petersburg.