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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Zakharova said the head of the foreign office, criticized Gergiev’s concert in Palmyra


Russian foreign Ministry regrets that the British foreign Secretary Philip Hammond did not like the concert of the Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre under Valery Gergiev at the moment. At the same time the representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova did not miss the chance to “pin” the British Minister.


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Earlier, the head of the British foreign Minister said that carried out Thursday’s concert is “a tawdry attempt to divert attention from the suffering of millions of Syrians”.

On Friday at a briefing the Minister commented the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. For a start, she ironically said that Russian diplomats “lost their legs to please Hammond”, reports RIA Novosti.

“Everything was done for him and not because he understands the music, as we now understand it and the music does not understand, because in addition to reviews of the concert, his other comments don’t matter anymore,” said Zakharova.

It is worth noting that before the concert to the audience, among which were Russian soldiers, by teleconference asked the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. He thanked all the participants, noting that the concert is “an amazing humanitarian action”.

The Syrian army with the help of the aerospace defence forces of Russia freed Palmyra in late March. According to preliminary estimates, during the occupation, terrorists killed 20 percent of the city’s historical heritage.

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