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Русия: Путин обиколи крепостта Константиновский в Севастопол с високопоставени членове на парламента

23 18.08.2015 Инфо

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the historic fortress guarding Sevastopol Bay on Tuesday along with top ranked members of the government. Both Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev laid flowers at war memorial inside Konstantinovski Fort, dedicated to those who lost their lives defending it in WWII, known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia. The pair were joined by Russian Defence Minister Shoigu, Russian Presidential Administration Chief Sergei Ivanov and Speaker of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko. They were shown how the fort once operated, as well as some of the very oldest maps of Crimea dating back to the 16th and 18th centuries. The fort was a central scene of fighting during the Crimean War up to the Second World War and even bears pro-Russian writing from the recent conflict in Ukraine.