Putin arrived in «Artek»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin arrived in «Artek»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrived to the children’s center «Artek». On arrival, Putin inspected a mockup of the international children’s center «Artek».

Putin will also review the results of the reconstruction of the infrastructure of the camps held in 2014, and will examine progress on construction of the «Solnechny»camp.

The seventh change «Artek» in 2017 devoted to the most famous artichoke in the world — American schoolgirl Samantha Smith. In 80-e years during the cold war «Artek» accepts hundreds of children from different countries, but the most famous he becomes after the arrival of American schoolgirl from Maine — Samantha reed Smith. Her visit to the camp was made possible after a letter to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov. Andropov in response to the letter from the girl invited her in «Artek», so she could be sure the peace-loving Soviet people. Smith visited the camp in 1983.

Earlier, the President was in the Crimean Federal district on a working trip in March 2016. During the visit, Putin visited the site of construction of the Kerch bridge, talked with the builders and held a meeting on socio-economic development of the Crimean Federal district.

«Artek» is the largest youth camp in the world in the number enrolling on the education of children a year and consists of nine restored camps. The results of national ranking of children’s camps, 2016, 2017 it is recognized as the best in Russia.