Trip to Crimean Federal District
The Russian President and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made a two-day trip to the Crimean Federal District.
Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi laid flowers at a memorial at the foot of the mountain Gasfort dedicated to the memory of soldiers from the Kingdom of Sardinia, who fell in the 1853–1856 Crimean War, visited the Massandra Palace of Emperor Alexander III and the Massandra Winery.
In Yalta, the Russian President and former Prime Minister of Italy took a walk along the seashore esplanade and met with representatives of the Crimean Italian community Cerchio. The final event of the first day was a visit to Livadia Palace.
On the second day, the President of Russia and the former Italian Prime Minister visited the Khan’s Palace at the Bakhchisarai historical, cultural and archaeological open-air museum. Later in Sevastopol Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi visited St Vladimir’s Cathedral, inspected archeological dig at the Chersonesus Tavrichesky national preserve and answered to journalists’ questions.