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Syria: Hmeymim Airbase hosts new Syrian-Russian cultural centre02:23

Syria: Hmeymim Airbase hosts new Syrian-Russian cultural centre

Syrian Arab Republic, Hmeymim Airbase, Latakia
May 30, 2016 at 10:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Governor of Latakia Khodr Ibrahim al-Salem cuts alongside Commander of Russian operations in Syria Colonel General Alexander Dvornikov, presided over the opening ceremony of a special Russian-Syrian cultural and leisure centre at Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria's Latakia province, Monday.

The centre, which includes a showroom featuring works of Russian and Syrian artists and a concert hall accommodating up to 500 people, is set to facilitate the Russian-Syrian friendship and will become one of the main venues for cultural events, exhibitions and concerts in the region.

An invited guest Russian actor Sergei Bezrukov, who performed at the concert, said the centre "will contribute greatly to the mutual understanding and cooperation between [Russian and Syrian] cultures," adding that it is especially important for the military men, who should not "lose ties" with their homeland.

Commander of the Russian operation in Syria Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov, Head of Cultural Department of Russian Defence Ministry Anton Gubankov and Governor of Latakia Khodr Ibrahim al-Salem attended the opening ceremony of the cultural centre.

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Governor of Latakia Khodr Ibrahim al-Salem cuts alongside Commander of Russian operations in Syria Colonel General Alexander Dvornikov, presided over the opening ceremony of a special Russian-Syrian cultural and leisure centre at Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria's Latakia province, Monday.

The centre, which includes a showroom featuring works of Russian and Syrian artists and a concert hall accommodating up to 500 people, is set to facilitate the Russian-Syrian friendship and will become one of the main venues for cultural events, exhibitions and concerts in the region.

An invited guest Russian actor Sergei Bezrukov, who performed at the concert, said the centre "will contribute greatly to the mutual understanding and cooperation between [Russian and Syrian] cultures," adding that it is especially important for the military men, who should not "lose ties" with their homeland.

Commander of the Russian operation in Syria Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov, Head of Cultural Department of Russian Defence Ministry Anton Gubankov and Governor of Latakia Khodr Ibrahim al-Salem attended the opening ceremony of the cultural centre.

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