The Russian President
and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made a two-day trip to the Crimean Federal District.
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.