Ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi warmly supported the proposal of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to break in the Crimea, in the area of mount Gasfort, a Park with a monument to the Italian soldiers who died here in the mid-nineteenth century.
The Russian President has made the initiative to break into the Crimea, in the area of mount Gasfort, a Park with a monument to the Italian soldiers who died here in the middle of the XIX century, the former Prime Minister of Italy strongly supported this idea and promised every assistance in its implementation, reports news Agency.
Putin and Berlusconi laid red roses at the monument to honour the memory of the fallen. Review of the President, from the Museum of artillery in Turin would be able get the names of all soldiers and re-write them on the commemorative plaques. Berlusconi is not only positive, But also appreciated this initiative. He promised that the person will engage in the creation of the Park, the temple will provide a link with the Museum in Turin, and arrange delivery of plants for the coming of the Park." The Crimean war is studied in Italy in educational institutions. Then Italy for the first time entered the international military arena, for this reason, the memory Of those events is extremely important", - has declared the Italian ex-Prime Minister. As told Putin and Berlusconi scientific worker of the Museum of heroic defense and liberation of Sevastopol Paul liashchuk, in the middle of the nineteenth century the Italian nation had particular issues with the Russian Empire. However, France has promised the Sardinian Kingdom, the help in collecting the land, if Italy will go to war with Russia. During the Crimean war on the allied side was made by the Kingdom of Sardinia, his body landed in the Crimea under the command of Lieutenant General Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, numbered More than twenty thousand people, of which fifteen thousand– infantry and 3 thousand Seamen. Italian military participated in only one battle at Black river, when died 30 soldiers. But more than 2 thousand Died of typhus and cholera. Money the Italian government in 1882 on the site of those events, the chapel was built in memory Of the victims with the names of the dead. During the 2nd world war the chapel was destroyed. In 2004, at the base of the mountain Gasfort was a memorial built, But the cemetery itself is not preserved. Vladimir Putin in Crimea met with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the memorial to the fallen in the Crimean war, the soldiers of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Before this it was declared that Berlusconi arrived in the Crimea with a private visit. About Berlusconi plans to visit Russia in a few days, said on Wednesday the press-Secretary of the head of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov. He revealed that Berlusconi wants to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Remember, the Russian President has repeatedly stated his friendly relations with Berlusconi, which continued after the resignation of Italian as the Prime Minister. So, at the end of June, Putin and Berlusconi rested on Altai. They also met in Rome on 10 June, after the end of the official program of the visit of the head of the Russian Federation 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 ". Now Berlusconi at home according to information from recent surveys is on the 7th place with 27% in the personal popularity chart.