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Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the archaeological excavations in the Kremlin and was pleased with the results, according to RIA Novosti.
The head of state came to the Grand Kremlin square, where may conduct excavations on the site of the Orders of the SIXTEENTH and SEVENTEENTH centuries. Tour for the President was led by the Director of the Institute of archaeology RAS academician Nikolai Makarov. He showed artifacts, including weapons. Some of the findings Putin held in the hands. The President visited the chess figure and large copper spoon, noting that with its help “can be good to snack”.
The President and the academician went down to the place where the porch of the Orders, and where, according to Makarov, came to the asylum, and clerks “took quite an important decisions.” “And now, nothing has changed, and now sit clerks making important decisions”, — said Putin.
The President called archaeological work is important to the history of the country and “restore bit by bit all that is associated with the development of Russia”. The question of Putin, where else would the Kremlin wanted to work with archaeologists, Makarov said that it would be very promising to extend the current excavation site and explore the area near the State Kremlin Palace.
The head of state thanked the archaeologists for work and was presented with a medal in 1869, dedicated to the first Russian archaeological Congress.
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