Monument russe : une inauguration sous tension - Brest - France
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Quick Description: Le sculpteur Andrey Tyrtyshnikov a réalisé une oeuvre en hommage aux 30.000 soldats russes qui ont débarqué en 1916. The sculptor Andrey Tyrtyshnikov created a work in homage to the 30,000 Russian soldiers who landed between July and October 1916.
Location: Bretagne, France
Date Posted: 11/29/2019 9:09:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM11PXE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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"L'inauguration du monument dédié à la mémoire des 30 000 soldats russes débarqués à Brest en 1916 devait être un moment de fête. Mais ce vendredi, le contexte était très particulier. L'ambassadeur de Russie en France, Alexandre Orlov, a été le premier à le souligner. « Nous tenons à exprimer notre solidarité au peuple français, touché par les terribles attentats de Nice. » Une citoyenne russe figure aussi parmi les victimes.

Le maire François Cuillandre a lui exprimé son « émotion et sa tristesse. Mais devant la barbarie de ceux qui veulent que nous restions terrés, il faut rester debout », a-t-il déclaré, avant d'inviter l'assistance à observer une minute de silence.

Sans le ministre de la Justice, le Brestois Jean-Jacques Urvoas, rappelé en urgence à Paris, et sous haute surveillance policière, la cérémonie a tout de même pu se tenir. La colonne de 4,50 m de hauteur, coulée dans le bronze, surmontée de l'aigle à deux têtes de l'ex-empire russe et installée place du Général-De Gaulle, en face du château, a été inaugurée, et la plaque dévoilée après le dépôt de gerbes. Les hymnes des deux pays ont alors retenti, pour clôturer une cérémonie placée sous le signe de la tension et de l'émotion."

"The inauguration of the monument dedicated to the memory of the 30,000 Russian soldiers who landed in Brest in 1916 was to be a moment of celebration. But this Friday, the context was very particular. The Russian ambassador to France, Alexander Orlov, was the first to highlight this. "We would like to express our solidarity with the French people, affected by the terrible attacks in Nice. "A Russian citizen is also among the victims.

Mayor François Cuillandre expressed his "emotion and sadness. But in the face of the barbarism of those who want us to remain in hiding, we must stand up," he said, before inviting the audience to observe a minute's silence.

Without the Minister of Justice, Jean-Jacques Urvoas from Brest, who was urgently recalled to Paris, and under close police surveillance, the ceremony was still able to take place. The 4.50 m high column, cast in bronze, surmounted by the double-headed eagle of the former Russian empire and installed in General De Gaulle Square, opposite the castle, was inaugurated and the plaque unveiled after the laying of wreaths. The anthems of both countries then resounded, to close a ceremony marked by tension and emotion."

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Type of publication: Newspaper

When was the article reported?: 7/16/2016

Publication: Ouest France

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How widespread was the article reported?: regional

News Category: Crime

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