Putin thanked the head of Paraguay for the transmission of orders of Russian officers

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in potomacfever Putin and the President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benitez during the meeting. June 14, 2018Putin thanked the head of Paraguay for the transmission of orders of Russian officers© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked the elected President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benitez, for the transmission of orders of Russian officers who participated in Sakskoy war in the 30-ies of the last century.

The Russian leader took his colleague from Paraguay on Thursday in the Kremlin.

Benitez during the conversation said that in memory of the events Sakskoy war, which was attended by Russian officers, he sends Russia the order of the Russians and the statue weighing 7 pounds, that is made out of bullets of the battlefields.

«Thank you very much. I thank you for your token, which you just said. And order officers. All this, of course, will find its rightful place. We will consult the representatives of our community. It is, indeed, a very important thing which tells about our closeness and the memory of such people, of course, must be saved,» — said Putin at a meeting with the leader of Paraguay.

In turn, Benitez said that the feat of a Russian officer Basil Arefieva-Serebryakov, who was killed in the final battle, will always be remembered in his country.

The Russians began to arrive in Paraguay in the 1920s, the years after the civil war. Most of the immigrants were officers of the White army who fought in the so-called Sakskoy the war with Bolivia. In the 20th century Russian played a prominent role in the development of Paraguay: his formation of the army, the education system and scientific life.

Putin also congratulated Benitez’s election to the post of President of the Republic, thanked for the warm reception of the Patriarch Cyril, who had previously visited this country. He also proposed to discuss the various options for the development of relations.