Herzliya (TPS) – Arkady Mayofis, founder of Russia’s most famous regional media company, did not make aliyah (as Jewish immigration here is known), at least not by choice. He escaped from Siberia to Israel, where his family lived, after the local authorities shut down the television channel he owned and threatened him with arrest. His business – the fruit of his life’s work – was ruined. Now, starting over in his adopted home, Mayofis has launched a new venture: food gifts, made in Israel.
Chased Out of Siberia, TV Tycoon Builds New Life in Israel
Written by Anna Rudnitsky/TPS on February 24, 2016