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Russian President Putin participates in Red Army soldiers commemoration in Israel

06-25-2012 19:56 BJT

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has participated in a ceremony in Netanya, Israel just after his arrival. The event commemorates soldiers of Red Army who died in World War II.

Putin, along with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Jewish leaders from around the world, have unveiled a brand-new "Victory Monument".

The design is the firstever joint initiative between Israel and Russia to honor the millions of Red Army soldiers, among them 120,000 Jews.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an unveiling
ceremony for a monument commemorating the victory of the
Soviet Red Army in World War Two in the coastal city of
Netanya north of Tel Aviv June 25, 2012.

On Tuesday, Putin will head to the West Bank, and meet with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, before travelling on to Jordan for talks with King Abdullah II.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CNTV.CN

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