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    WINSTON CHURCHILL ROOM WILL BE OPENED IN THE LIVADIA PALACE IN YALTA

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    LONDON, February 6, 2004. At the 59th anniversary of the Yalta conference which summed up the results of the Second World War the Winston Churchill room will be opened in the Livadia Palace. (The conference was held in the Livadia Palace on the Black Sea cost on February 4 - 11, 1945.) As RIA Novosti was told in the British Foreign Office, this idea was put into life by the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Kiev and the British Council in cooperation with the Ukrainian authorities.

    The displays of the "Winston Churchill and Russia" exhibition, which took place in 2003 in Saint Petersburg during the 300th anniversary of the city, make up the basis of the exhibition in Livadia.

    The daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, Lady Soames, was the initiator of opening the memorial room. She has given books, which belonged to the outstanding politician, films and audio records of his speeches, to the Palace.

    In February 1945 the Livadia Palace was a venue of the historic meeting of the leaders of the USSR, the USA and Great Britain, Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. "The opening of the room in honour of Sir Winston Churchill in the Livadia Palace is a legitimate tribute to that considerable role which he played at the Yalta conference," Bill Rammel of the British Foreign Office said.

    Earlier, the memorial room of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was opened in the Livadia Palace.

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