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Russian and French Presidents open the monument to Charles de Gaulle in Moscow
11.05.2005 00:00

A monument to the legendary politician and the founder of the Fifth Republic has been erected in the Charles de Gaulle square in front of the hotel Cosmos in Moscow.
       Vladimir Putin and Jacques Chirac greeted French veterans invited for the Victory jubilee in Moscow. Russia and France will always remember about the union of the two countries that jointly fought against fascism, President Putin said.
       An eight-meter high figure of the former President of France wearing a military uniform towers over a pedestal 10 meters high.
      The author of the monument is Zurab Tsereteli.


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