Berl Lazar (May 19 1964, Milan, Italy) - Russia's Chief Rabbi. In September 2005, he was appointed a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation by the Decree of President Vladimir Putin.
"You are starting noble work, acceptable before God. Such a struggle against drugs will surely help to cultivate miraculous flowers - healing exhausted souls and hearts. I wish you strength and perseverance in this difficult but noble work".