The head of Russia Vladimir Putin on Saturday took part in the opening in the Park of the Livadia Palace in the temporarily occupied by the Russians the Yalta monument to Emperor Alexander III. About it reports TASS.

During the opening ceremony the orchestra played “glory to our Lord in Zion” – the unofficial anthem of the Russian Empire.

The four-meter monument to the Emperor was made of bronze on one of the Ural factories, the author became a people’s artist of Russia Andrei Kovalchuk. Alexander III is shown seated on a log of wood in uniform, leaning on a sword.

On a white marble pedestal of the monument bears the inscription “Emperor Alexander III”, and below is his catch phrase: “Russia has only two allies – its army and Navy.” The General composition of the monument also includes a flagpole with a flag, which became the state flag of Russia under Alexander III.

6 September in the occupied Simeiz opened a monument to Lenin.

Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016-m to year the Parliament of Ukraine recognized the Russian state Duma is illegitimate.

Putin has opened in the occupied Yalta monument to Tsar Alexander III 19.11.2017

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