A memorial to the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin was opened on Friday in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica. The bronze monument, mounted in the city center, has been presented to Podgorica by Moscow's Central administrative district, which signed a protocol on cooperation with Podgorica last year.
Moscow government minister Gennady Degtev, speaking at the opening ceremony, stressed that the peoples of Russia and Montenegro have ages-long brotherly ties and the common faith, while the memorial to Pushkin would contribute to the further strengthening of these ties. Of the same opinion is Miomir Mugosa, acting mayor of Podgorica. According to him, the event is another proof that Montenegro and Russia are close to each other and ready to develop such relations in the future.