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Russia: Ukraine crisis forces Slavic festival venue change01:08

Russia: Ukraine crisis forces Slavic festival venue change

Russian Federation, Klimov
June 28, 2014 at 19:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

The annual Slavic unity festival celebrations took place at a different location for the first time in 40 years, Saturday, due to the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

The event, which is a symbol of unity of three Slavic nations: Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, was re-located to the border settlement of Klimivo in the Bryansk region. It usually takes place near the Monument of Friendship, which is situated on the crossing of the borders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

According to a statement from organisers, the complicated border situation didn’t allow them to hold the celebrations at the usual place.

Russia: Ukraine crisis forces Slavic festival venue change01:08
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The annual Slavic unity festival celebrations took place at a different location for the first time in 40 years, Saturday, due to the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

The event, which is a symbol of unity of three Slavic nations: Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, was re-located to the border settlement of Klimivo in the Bryansk region. It usually takes place near the Monument of Friendship, which is situated on the crossing of the borders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

According to a statement from organisers, the complicated border situation didn’t allow them to hold the celebrations at the usual place.

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