Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar expressed condolences to the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, in connection with the terrorist attack in Boston and laid flowers at the embassy, where many brought flowers and candles in memory of those killed in the explosions.

In his meeting with the Ambassador, Rabbi Lazarsaid, “today our hearts are with the families of the victims; our prayers are for the wounded. Extremists, once again cynically used mass gathering to increase the number of victims, this proves that their only purpose is to increase innocent victims.”

Rabbi Lazar noted that unfortunately the Jewish people have experience with international terrorism. “We stand today in solidarity with the victims of the attack. The pain of the American people today is our pain.”

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