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Russia: Putin exonerates WWII Italian deportees as Berlusconi visits Crimea01:37

Russia: Putin exonerates WWII Italian deportees as Berlusconi visits Crimea

Russian Federation, Chersonesos
September 12, 2015 at 14:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi visited the National Reserve of Chersonesos, Saturday, as part of Berlusconi's visit to Crimea.

During the visit to the site, Putin informed the media that he had added Italians to the list of those exonerated after being deported from Crimea during World War II. This took place after Putin and Berlusconi had met with representatives of the Italian community on the peninsula

Berlusconi is currently in Crimea, where he arrived Friday, to hold discussions with the Russian leader over a wide range of topics regarding regional and international affairs.

The National Reserve of Chersonesos is where the ancient ruins of Tauric Chersonesos are located. The city was founded by Greek colonists more than 2,500 years ago. Its ruins were excavated by the Russian state, starting in 1827.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi visited the National Reserve of Chersonesos, Saturday, as part of Berlusconi's visit to Crimea.

During the visit to the site, Putin informed the media that he had added Italians to the list of those exonerated after being deported from Crimea during World War II. This took place after Putin and Berlusconi had met with representatives of the Italian community on the peninsula

Berlusconi is currently in Crimea, where he arrived Friday, to hold discussions with the Russian leader over a wide range of topics regarding regional and international affairs.

The National Reserve of Chersonesos is where the ancient ruins of Tauric Chersonesos are located. The city was founded by Greek colonists more than 2,500 years ago. Its ruins were excavated by the Russian state, starting in 1827.

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