On Friday Sofia hosted a ceremony of wreath laying to the monument to Russian doctors killed in the Russian-Turkish war in 1877-1878. Flowers and wreaths to the monument were also laid on behalf of Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov and Sofia's mayor Stefan Sofiyansky.
Clergymen from the Russian and Bulgarian Orthodox churches served for the dead doctors, medical assistants, orderlies and nurses, who had been in the Russian military units.
This time the annual ceremony was marked by the 125th anniversary of Russia's liberating Bulgaria from the Turkish yoke. The jubilee will be celebrated on March 3rd.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part