"Thank you, I will come", #Putin responded to #Netanyahu's invitation to participate in the opening of a monument to survivors, victims of the Siege of Leningrad in #Jerusalem. He added, Memory of people who died in #WWII and Leningrad Siege is sacred. https://t.co/qOX7KMZHQl pic.twitter.com/k5PcZMNH9b— Russia in Israel (@israel_mid_ru) February 27, 2019
Netanyahu and Putin met on Wednesday in Moscow, where Netanyahu said that Israeli-Russian relations are like a ‘brick’ ensuring regional security. Putin will attend the inauguration of a special monument in Jerusalem honoring the fallen men and women who defended the Soviet city of Stalingrad during WW2. The siege lasted roughly five months and cost the lives of over one million soviet citizens. Withstanding the German onslaught, it marked a deceive victory for the Red Army and was the beginning of Nazi defeat on the Eastern Front. As of 1961 the city is named Volgograd.