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In Argentina was held a meeting of the club "Friends of Crimea"

An online meeting of the club "Friends of Crimea" was held on September 19 in Argentina to mark the 100th anniversary of the evacuation of the Imperial black sea fleet squadron from Crimea and Sevastopol, called the "Russian Exodus".

The event was attended by guests from Crimea and Moscow (Russia), Asuncion (Paraguay), Parana and Buenos Aires (Argentina). Among them were representatives of public organizations, politicians, deputies, religious figures, representatives of the General public, the media and compatriots.

Head of the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office In Argentina Mrs. Muratova noted that the Agency is the coordinator of events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of The Exodus of the Imperial black sea fleet squadron from Crimea and Sevastopol in Russia and abroad.

"The events that take place within the framework of the memorial date are dedicated to the preservation of Russian historical and memorial heritage abroad. They are designed to reflect the contribution of Russian compatriots to the development of cultural and social life in those countries that have become their second home after emigrating from Russia," the representative of the Department said.

Russian Orthodox Bishop Leonid, head of the Argentine and South American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, spoke about the history of Orthodoxy in Latin America and its Role in the fate of the Russian Exodus. "The entire history of emigration in this difficult century has shown that the Orthodox faith serves as a spiritual Foundation and unifying beginning not only for the residents of Russia, but also for the large Russian Diaspora abroad in General," he said.

Vadim Prokopenkov, Chairman of the public organization "Historical club "Sevastopol Tavrichesky", candidate of historical Sciences, coordinator of the project to create a temple-Museum in honor of the icon of the virgin "Softening of evil hearts" in Sevastopol, introduced the guests to the thousand-year history of the Crimea, told about the role of Sevastopol in the fate of Russia, and introduced materials on the Crimean evacuation of the "Russian Exodus" in 1920. In his speech, he elaborated on the stories of the St. George Cavaliers - heroes of the first world war, who by the will of fate found themselves on the South American continent, as well as on the work that Crimeans are doing in the framework of the project for the 100th anniversary of the Russian Exodus in Sevastopol.

At the same time, Director of the "Business and cultural center of the Republic of Crimea" Sergey Kalmykov noted the importance of developing international cultural and humanitarian ties and praised the activities of the club "Friends of Crimea" in Argentina, emphasizing that this is the first club of its kind in Latin America. Also interesting was the speech of the head of the Department of information and organizational work of the Center Sergey Pinchuk, who drew Parallels between the historical destinies of Argentina and the Crimea.

The event was prepared and held by activists of the youth organization of compatriots "Phoenix" together with the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo with the support of the Russian Embassy in Argentina.

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