Efim Solovey receives historical award

February 6, 2018 by Warren Hurst
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Long-time JewishCare volunteer and revered community member Efim Solovey – president of the Russian branch of NAJEX has been awarded an extremely prestigious honour by the Russian Government.

Efim Solovey is presented the award by Russian ambassador Grigory Logvinov

In a ceremony at Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Sydney, Efim was presented with the Orden Druzba Naridov (Medal of Friendship of Nations) by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Mr Grigory Logvinov.  The award is presented for his extraordinary contribution to enhancing Russian-Australian relations. An indication of the significance of this event is that Efim is the first Australian ever, to receive this award.

While being presented with the award 93-year-old Efim stopped the proceedings and called out JewishCare’s Manager of Volunteer Services Lana Kofman to receive the award with him. Efim told the crowd that JewishCare was always there to support the Ex- Servicemen group and attend to all the needs of veterans and Holocaust survivors.

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