Putin wished to maintain the friendship, which they will take at camp

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin talks with the Artek campers 7th shift Smile Samantha during a visit to the international children’s center Artek in the Crimea. 24 Jun 2017Putin wished to maintain the friendship, which they will take at camp© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin wished the children staying in the camp «Artek» to friendship, which they would lead, and «high rank of the Artek campers» accompanied them the entire life.

«Artek» a lot. He is learning to acquire new knowledge. And I would really like to have this knowledge, these skills and this high rank, «Artek resident», the friendships that you gain here will follow you the rest of your life,» the President said at the opening ceremony of the seventh shift of the international children’s center «Artek» on the American schoolgirl Samantha Smith.

Putin congratulated children with the beginning of a new shift. He recalled that «Artek» was created in 1925 as an international camp where children came not only from all the republics of the former Soviet Union, but also from other countries.

«Artek» has experienced in recent years, difficult times, but now he’s reborn as an international camp,» added the President.

He noted that in «Artek» was «the best from our country and from abroad». «I know that you here main learn — learn to be friends. And I urge you to do just that. From whence came your peers, you should always know that they’re your friends,» — said Putin.

When the President finished his speech, the children gathered at the outdoor stage to participate in the ceremony, applauded and several times chanted slender «thank you.»

Before attending the ceremony, Putin took a walk in the Park area of «Artek» visited a climbing wall and rope Park. Then the Director of the camp, Alexey Kasprzhak showed the President on the Alley of heroes, where busts «of the Artek campers-heroes» who participated in the great Patriotic war. The camp Director explained that these busts were made 25 years ago, but was never installed. The current leadership of the camp decided that alley set.

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