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Russia participates in celebrations of 190th Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino

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Russia participates in celebrations of 190th Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino


21.10.2017

pixabay.comExhibition of art reproductions timed with 190th Anniversary of Navarino Sea Battle has started in Pylos city, Greece, RIA Novosti informs. It was organized by St. Andrew’s Foundation and Central Naval Museum of Russian Defense Ministry, which collected the works and presented them to Pylos’ administration.

Director of the Foundation Viktor Bushuev, Russia Defense Ministry officials and Pylos city administration attended the opening ceremony. The art reproductions presented at the exhibition are directly or indirectly connected to one of the largest naval battles of the beginning of 20th century.

Viktor Bushuev has noted in his greeting speech that Russia and Greece remain the closest friends in the past and at present. He has reminded to the audience that the victory in the Battle of Navarino in 1827 became one of the conditions for obtaining autonomy and later independence of Greece from the Ottoman Empire. The director of the Foundation has also read a greeting message by Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinskiy.

Mr. Dimitris P. Kafantaris, Mayor of Pylos-Nestor has thanked the Russian guests for warm words and claimed that the Greeks treat Russia with special affection. He has expressed opinion that faith is the most important thing uniting Russia and Greece.

Unfortunately, Russian tall ships Kruzenshtern and Sedov could not take part in the celebrations, however, a large landing ship Azov arrived in Pylos harbor named after the famous battle ship contributing a lot into the victory in Navarino Battle of 1827. Rear Admiral Yuri Orekhovskiy, captain of Azov Sergey Lutsenko and officers took part in the celebrations in Pilos.

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