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Russia: Medvedev visits famous Crimean kids camp, Artek01:03

Russia: Medvedev visits famous Crimean kids camp, Artek

Russian Federation, Hurzuf
May 26, 2014 at 09:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev visited the Artek holiday camp in Hurzuf, Crimea on Monday. He inspected one of the old houses used at the childrens camp and signed a guestbook.

Commenting on the facilities, he said the camp should be upgraded so that it is brought into line with modern standards while drawing attention to the safety of the 4,000 children who are expected to stay at the camp over the summer.

Medvedev visited a number of the camp's most important attractions like the Palace of Suuk-su - formerly known as the House of Pioneers - and the museum which traces the history of Artek back to its inception in 1925.

The children's camp was nationalised after the Crimea referendum in March. The camp has a rich history with some famous dignitaries having attended the camp over the years, including Fidel Castro, Kwame Nkrumah, Yuri Gagarin and Paul Robeson.

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev visited the Artek holiday camp in Hurzuf, Crimea on Monday. He inspected one of the old houses used at the childrens camp and signed a guestbook.

Commenting on the facilities, he said the camp should be upgraded so that it is brought into line with modern standards while drawing attention to the safety of the 4,000 children who are expected to stay at the camp over the summer.

Medvedev visited a number of the camp's most important attractions like the Palace of Suuk-su - formerly known as the House of Pioneers - and the museum which traces the history of Artek back to its inception in 1925.

The children's camp was nationalised after the Crimea referendum in March. The camp has a rich history with some famous dignitaries having attended the camp over the years, including Fidel Castro, Kwame Nkrumah, Yuri Gagarin and Paul Robeson.