MEDVEDEV SENDS MESSAGE OVER UNVEILED MONUMENT OF ARMENIAN QUAKE VICTIMS
Dec 7 2008
MOSCOW, December 7 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
sent a message to participants in the ceremony that unveiled a
monument to the victims of earthquake 1988 in Armenia and rescuers,
the Kremlin said on Sunday.
"On the day of the 20th anniversary of the earthquake in Armenia we
bow to the memory of thousands of victims. We remember with profound
respect and gratitude the courageous rescuers who responded to the
appeal for help and those people who helped clean up the disaster
zone," the message runs.
"No one was indifferent to the big tragedy. The sincere response
of everyone who came to Armenia’s rescue will always remain an
illustrative example of solidarity and efficient inter-ethnic and
international cooperation," the message runs.
"At the time of ordeal, Russia immediately stretched out a helping
hand to Armenia and made a contribution in the rescue operation and
the reconstructions. We are grateful for the American people’s memory
of that," the message runs.