Putin noted the contribution of the Emperor Alexander III in the development of the country

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in potomacfever Putin at the opening ceremony of the monument to Alexander III in Yalta. 18 Nov 2017Putin noted the contribution of the Emperor Alexander III in the development of the country© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the opening ceremony of the monument to Alexander III in Yalta, noted the contribution of the Emperor to the country’s development, economy and Russia’s role in the political arena.

The monument was erected in the Park of Livadia, on the place where the building is a Small Palace where, on 1 November 1894, Alexander died. III. The Palace was the favourite residence of the Emperor when he came to Livadia. During the great Patriotic war the building was destroyed.

«I am confident that current and future generations, as our great ancestors, I will do everything for the welfare and prosperity of the Fatherland», — said Putin.

«We are opening the monument to the outstanding statesman and patriot» — he said at the ceremony, adding that the Emperor felt a tremendous personal responsibility for the fate of Russia.

«We did everything for the development and strengthening of power», — said the head of state.

At the ceremony, Putin also noted that contemporaries called Alexander III Tsar-peacemaker.

«Alexander III defended the interests of the country directly and openly. And such a policy ensured the growth of Russia’s influence and increasing its prestige in the world. Rapidly and dynamically developed industrial potential of the country. It was made progressive, advanced practice in many other countries the employment legislation protecting employee rights. Opened plants and factories, created new industries, expanding the railway network,» he said.

He also noted that when Alexander III began the qualitative rearmament. «He believed that a strong, sovereign, independent state should be based not only on economic and military power, but also on the traditions of that great nation, it is important to preserve the identity and the movement forward is impossible without respect for its history, culture and spiritual values», — Putin said.

Alexander III monument consists of two elements: horizontal steles and sculptures of a sitting Emperor, leaning on the sword. On a white marble pedestal bears the inscription: «Emperor Alexander III», and below is his famous phrase: «Russia has only two allies — its army and Navy.»

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