The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in the Crimea met with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the memorial dedicated to the memory of the dead in the Crimean war soldiers of the Kingdom of Sardinia, near mount Gasfort.
in 1882, the Italians chose a mount for apparatus of the cemetery and reburial of their compatriots. At its top was built a chapel Of Balaklava marble-like limestone. Under the chapel is the crypt, which led a few steps. Near the chapel there was a well. Necropolis surrounded by a stone fence. Kept cemetery with funds of the Italian government, Under the supervision of the Consul, who came From Odessa.
during the second defense of Sevastopol took place on the mountain best defensive line, several times the height passed From hand to hand. The cemetery and chapel were destroyed, their remains were dismantled at the end of 50-ies. The location of the necropolis today can be ascertained visually by thickets of cactus-prickly pears, imported From Italy in the 19th century. Of the tombstones have been preserved only one plate.
in September 2004, at the base of the mountain Gasfort near the highway Yalta-Sevastopol was erected a memorial dedicated to the memory of the dead in the Crimean war soldiers of the Kingdom of Sardinia.
before Putin has said that for many years of mutual work with Berlusconi he has good, friendly relationship. At the end of June, Berlusconi came to Putin on a private visit to the Altai, before that they met eleven June during the visit of RF President in Italy.
Berlusconi - one Of the few European politicians who fully supported the position of Russia on the Ukrainian crisis. The actions of Western diplomacy regarding Russia after the annexation of Crimea he described then as " reckless and far from constructive spirit." In addition, the veteran Italian politicians criticized the decision to stop for a meeting in the format of "Big eight" with the participation of Russia, calling it " anti-historical and counter-productive ".
Berlusconi at home, according to the latest polls, is on the 7th place with 27% in the personal popularity chart.