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Vladimir Putin honoured the memory of Sevastopol’s defenders

August 18, 2017, Sevastopol

Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev laid flowers at the memorial stele of the 35th Coastal Battery memorial museum, dedicated to the memory of soldiers of the Primorskaya (Coastal) Army and sailors of the Black Sea Fleet coastal units.

Night Wolves’ motorbike club leader Alexander ‘The Surgeon’ Zaldastanov met the President and the Prime Minister by the museum. Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev briefly talked with the bikers. Bikers from Germany, invited to the Russian Reactor bike show organised by the Night Wolves club, presented the Russian President with a painting, The Brotherly Handshake of Russia and Germany.

The 35th Coastal Battery memorial museum was established in 2005–2012. It aims to preserve the names of the perished defenders of the city. For this purpose, the pantheon of memory was created in the museum, where tablets with 42,000 names are already installed. Every year, new remains of Sevastopol defenders found in the area of the last battles are buried according to military ritual.

August 18, 2017, Sevastopol