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    The Crimean government have opened a monument in honour of military personnel participating in the reunification with Russia in 2014.

    The Crimean Government Head Sergei Aksyonov and Russia's Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Crimean Federal District Oleg Belaventsev on Saturday have officially opened a monument of the “Polite People” in the centre of Simferopol city. 

    Soldiers stand guard next to the sculpture nicknamed the polite people during its unveiling ceremony on June 11, 2016 in central Simferopol
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    Soldiers stand guard next to the sculpture nicknamed the "polite people" during its unveiling ceremony on June 11, 2016 in central Simferopol

    This monument is built in honor of the marine, airborne and military intelligence personnel, who took part in the peacekeeping mission during the Crimea reunification process with Russia in March, 2014.

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