The Federation of Jewish communities has awarded Konchalovsky for his film «Paradise»

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in Photobacterium Andrei Konchalovsky at a press conference dedicated to the film Paradise. Archival photoThe Federation of Jewish communities has awarded Konchalovsky for his film «Paradise»© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank

Director Andrei Konchalovsky has been awarded the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia «Fiddler on the roof» in the nomination «Cinema» displays the tragedy of the Holocaust in the film «Ray», told RIA Novosti in the press service of the FJC.

Prize of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia «Fiddler on the roof» (formerly «man of the year») was established in 2002. It is given to people whose activities have made a significant contribution to the development of cultural and public life of the country, regardless of their nationality and religion.

The main benefactor this year was the President of the European Jewish Congress Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor for the assistance in organization of the action «March of life» memorial in the concentration camp «Auschwitz-Birkenau».

In the category «Courage» winner was Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich for his selfless struggle for the rights of Jews in the USSR.

The award in the nomination «the legend» was received by the President of the State Museum of fine arts. A. S. Pushkin Irina Antonova for «outstanding contribution to the development of culture and art in Russia.»

The award ceremony was held in the State Kremlin Palace.

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