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Russia: Crimean Bridge could stand for centuries with proper maintenance – Putin01:25

Russia: Crimean Bridge could stand for centuries with proper maintenance – Putin

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 29, 2019 at 21:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Crimean Bridge could stand for centuries to come if maintained properly, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, speaking in an interview for Russia 1 channel’s ‘Moscow. Kremlin. Putin’ show.

“Experts says that it [the Crimean bridge] can stand for many decades, even for centuries. If maintained and repaired well, it can last forever,” Putin said while taking part in the Night Hockey League ice hockey match on the Red Square on December 25.

The Russian leader, who on December 23 opened the passenger rail connection of the bridge linking Russia and the Crimean Peninsula, said he felt “enthusiastic and satisfied for work that has been completed with positive result.”

Putin also said that the Night Hockey League match, third of its kind on the Red Square which again this year was attended by some of Russia’s leading businessmen and politicians, could be considered as a corporate party.

“Kind of a party, yes, of course. A real one, a very good one,” said the president.

Asked whether there was a New Year's gift with which to surprise him, Putin remarked that “When the person stops being surprised, it is time to go to grave.”

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The Crimean Bridge could stand for centuries to come if maintained properly, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, speaking in an interview for Russia 1 channel’s ‘Moscow. Kremlin. Putin’ show.

“Experts says that it [the Crimean bridge] can stand for many decades, even for centuries. If maintained and repaired well, it can last forever,” Putin said while taking part in the Night Hockey League ice hockey match on the Red Square on December 25.

The Russian leader, who on December 23 opened the passenger rail connection of the bridge linking Russia and the Crimean Peninsula, said he felt “enthusiastic and satisfied for work that has been completed with positive result.”

Putin also said that the Night Hockey League match, third of its kind on the Red Square which again this year was attended by some of Russia’s leading businessmen and politicians, could be considered as a corporate party.

“Kind of a party, yes, of course. A real one, a very good one,” said the president.

Asked whether there was a New Year's gift with which to surprise him, Putin remarked that “When the person stops being surprised, it is time to go to grave.”

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