On May 25, 2018 on the occasion of the commemoration of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions, an Evening of Jewish Culture was held at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Tajikistan.
Ambassador of Japan Hajime Kitaoka spoke about the deed of the Japanese diplomat Tiune Sugihara, who served as the vice-consul of the Japanese Empire in Kaunas and during the World War II saved thousands of Jewish refugees by providing them with visas to leave the occupied Lithuania to Japan.
Ukrainian Ambassador Viktor Nikitiuk noted the relevance of the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repressions now, when Russian occupants grossly neglect human rights in the temporarily occupied part of Donbas and in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
"Generous Month of May" presentation familiarized the guests with the traditions of Jewish culture. They also listened to a concert of Jewish and Japanese music performed by the artists of the Dushanbe College of Arts named after A.Babakulov and the Tajik National Conservatory named after T.Sattorova as well as to the author's poems. The conversation was continued at a friendly table.
The event was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps, Ukrainian diaspora, Tajik public and media.