Putin and Netanyahu unveiled a monument

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in the opening ceremony of the monument to the residents and defenders of besieged Leningrad “Candle of memory”. It is installed in Saker Park in Jerusalem. The live broadcast events led channel “Russia 24”.

On 9-meter high stele is an inscription: “Remember the living and the dead, death by death”. And at the foot of the monument is a plate with the words: “Leningrad was under siege in the crosshairs of the Nazis for 900 days and nights. The city has survived. Killed about 2 million civilians and defenders of Leningrad”.

Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Israel is timed to the 75th anniversary of the red army’s liberation of Auschwitz and the Day of memory of victims of the Holocaust. He’s already talked with President of Israel Reuven Rivlin and the Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine Theophilos III. The Russian leader urged to confront anti-Semitism and any manifestations of xenophobia. Vladimir Putin is also speaking as the chief guest at the forum “Keeping the memory of the Holocaust, fighting anti-Semitism.”