In the center of Moscow will open a memorial Board Yevgeny Primakov

В центре Москвы откроют мемориальную доску Евгению Примакову

Memorial plaque to former Prime Minister and former Russian foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov will open on Monday in downtown Moscow, in the house in Skatertny lane, where he lived the last years.

Primakov has died on 86-m to year of life June 26, 2015. A plaque will establish, by decree of President Vladimir Putin for perpetuating the memory of Primakov, in Skatertny lane 3, where the former Prime Minister lived from 1996 to 2015.

The opening ceremony will be attended by the representatives of the Federal and Metropolitan authorities, including the Ministry of foreign Affairs, Federation Council, Russia’s foreign intelligence Service, chamber of Commerce and industry, the Moscow city Duma, the Department of cultural heritage of Moscow, relatives and friends Primakov, and representatives of veterans ‘ organizations.

The plaque is made of bronze with the text “a Prominent statesman of the USSR and Russia, academician Yevgeny Primakov lived in this house from 1996 to 2015.” Authors of the project made people’s artist of Russia sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov and architect Alexei Kochaki.

On behalf of the capital’s Parliament will perform its Chairman Alexey Shaposhnikov. “Moscow has always honored the memory of its distinguished citizens who have lived and worked in the city. November 28 we will open a memorial Board to man-age of Yevgeny Primakov. Muscovites support is correct and timely decision, so that we Express our gratitude and appreciation to a true patriot and statesman who always stood on guard of interests of Russia”, — quotes the press-service of the word Shaposhnikov.

Orientalist by education, Primakov in different years headed the Institute of Oriental studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences, was Director of the academic Institute of world economy and international relations. From January 1996 to September 1998 Primakov was Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia. For several years in this position, he traveled almost the whole world. In foreign policy, Primakov became the author of the strategy of “multipolarity”.

One of the most famous episodes associated with his name, became “u-turn over the Atlantic”. In March 1999, Primakov, as Prime Minister, flew on an official visit to the United States. In protest against the bombing of Yugoslavia (the successor of which was Serbia) he turned over the ocean his plane and returned to Moscow.

Uncompromising Yevgeny Primakov
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