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Russian Week on the Ionian Islands international forum takes place in Greece

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Russian Week on the Ionian Islands international forum takes place in Greece


30.09.2019

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The Russian Week on the Ionian Islands forum has opened on the Greek island of Corfu. One of the main events of the forum, which is being held for the seventeenth time, was the participation of the Admiral Makarov frigate of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy, which specially arrived in Greece to participate in the memory days of the Russian admiral Fedor Ushakov, RIA Novosti reports.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov greeted the forum participants. He thanked the Greek partners for the events to preserve the memory of the Russian admiral Fyodor Ushakov, the liberator of the Ionian Islands. According to the minister, such meetings and pages of common history contribute to the rapprochement between Russia and Greece and a better understanding of the peoples of the two countries.

The forum is attended by the Commander of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, Vice Admiral Igor Osipov. He also thanked the Greeks for maintaining the memory of the Russian naval commander and mentioned the warm welcome to the Russian sailors in Corfu.

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Admiral Makarov to remain in the port of Corfu until October 2. Commanders and sailors will take part in meetings with representatives of local authorities and military units, and the orchestra will give several concerts for Corfu residents and forum participants.

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