Putin, Peres unveil Netanya memorial honoring Red Army

President thanks visiting Russian counterpart for courage of soldiers facing Nazi Germany; Putin thanks Israel over honor.

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
June 26, 2012 03:15
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President Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres 370. (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO)

 
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The tragedies and triumphs of the Soviet experience during World War II were remembered at the unveiling of a monument dedicated to the Red Army in Netanya on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who began a tour of the country on Monday, and President Shimon Peres both attended the ceremony. They spoke of the crucial part the USSR played in defeating Nazi Germany.

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