Children from Armenia will visit Crimea in the summer to get acquainted with Armenian shrines

This was announced by Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers – Minister of Finance of the Republic of Crimea Irina Kiviko. "The arrival of children from Armenia is a very important initiative of the Crimean Armenian Society, which was supported by the Head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II, during the visit of the delegation of the Republic of Crimea to Armenia," Irina Kiviko said. She said that it is planned to receive more than 50 children, for whom excursions to holy places for Armenians in Crimea will be organized: ancient temples and monasteries in Stary Krym, Feodosia, Yevpatoria. "In addition, children will visit battle sites and monuments dedicated to the participation of Armenians in the defense and liberation of Crimea from the Nazis and their accomplices during the Great Patriotic War. It is important to show unity and a common thousand-year history of friendship, joint military glory, which unite the Armenian people with the Russian Crimea," Irina Kiviko said.

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During the Great Patriotic War, about 50 thousand Armenian servicemen died and went missing on the territory of the Crimean Peninsula. In 1942, the 390th Armenian Rifle Division was almost completely destroyed in Kerch direction, in 1944, the 89th Armenian Taman Rifle Division suffered significant losses during the liberation of Sevastopol, whose soldiers distinguished themselves during the capture of the strategic Mountain height. In general, out of 126 Soviet soldiers awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, 15 were Armenians, 13 became Heroes for the liberation of Sevastopol. The Armenian people suffered significant losses during the war. Of the 600,000 Armenians who fought on the fronts, about 300,000 people died or went missing.