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  • Genesis Philanthropy Group names Ilia Salita as new CEO

    July 31, 2014 | 11:49 am

    Ilia Salita was appointed the new CEO of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, which funds Jewish identity-building efforts for Russian-speaking Jews around the world.

    The Genesis Philanthropy Group is a consortium launched by wealthy Jewish businessmen from the former Soviet Union,...

  • Salita takes N.Y. boxing title

    December 20, 2010 | 1:33 pm

    Orthodox Jewish boxer Dmitriy Salita scored a knockout in the third round to take the vacant New York State welterweight title.

    Salita, of Brooklyn, N.Y., defeated James Wayka on Dec. 16 at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. Wayka was brought in as a substitute at the last minute for the ill Mike Anchondo, whom Salita was slated to fight for the International Boxing Association welterweight title.

    The reggae artist Matisyahu rapped as Salita made his way to the ring as the headliner for the nine-fight card.

    Salita raised his record to 32-1-1 with 17 knockouts.