Ashkenazy correction

In the article «Ashkenazy here in 2004?» (Kathimerini English Edition, Sat.-Sun. Aug. 31 – Sept. 1), I was incorrectly described as a «Russian Jew.» Although my father was Jewish ethnically, my mother was ethnically Russian and had me christened in the Russian Orthodox Church. As far as I know, by Rabbinical law I could not be considered a Jew. As for the main subject of the article, I would like to say that I am connected with Greece in more than one way: I had a summer house in Palaio Epidaurus for 20 years where one of my daughters was christened, and indeed it would be a privilege and a great joy if I were to participate in the Cultural Olympics in 2004 by bringing the European Union Youth Orchestra to one of my favorite countries. Vladimir Ashkenazy

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