Seder plate
Seder plateiStock

Some 3,000 Jews attended the Seder at the Marina Roscha Jewish Center and main synagogue in central Moscow.

In order to give maximum attention to every guest that they be able to fulfill all mitzvahs of the holiday, the arrangement was divided according to age and language groups, with the central Seder being run by Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar in the central synagogue.

תשומת לב לכל סועד. ההכנות לסדר
תשומת לב לכל סועד. ההכנות לסדרצילום: לוי נאזרוב

Other seders were conducted by a group of shluchim (Chabad emissaries). Guests received color-coded advance entrance tickets clearly directing them to their location.

Hundreds of waiters served the food from the main kitchens, which were prepared in time by a large team of Kashrut supervisors of Russia's Chief Rabbinate.

In addition, public Passover seders were held in all 36 Chabad Houses scattered throughout Moscow, in all yeshivas and public institutions, and in the Butyrka prison in central Moscow.

Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar
Russian Chief Rabbi Berel LazarReuters