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Pen used by Putin to sign Crimea treaty becomes museum piece

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Moscow, March 17: A pen used by Russian President Vladimir Putin to sign Crimea’s independence treaty, will be displayed at the opening of an exhibition on Tuesday at the State Museum of Contemporary Russian History in Moscow. “There were a total of four pens quantitatively to the sigtories. We have the pen which Putin used to sign the treaty,” Tass news agency quoted museum director Iri Velikanova as saying. The exhibition titled “Crimea: The History Of Return”, prepared jointly by the Tavrida Central Museum in Simferopol and Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg, has a total of 450 pieces and consists of three sections. The sections are devoted to Crimea’s history as part of the Russian empire, the main events in the peninsula in the 20th century, and its search for tiol and political identity in the early 1990s. “There are also the materials devoted to the events of spring 2014 — leaflets, posters and the uniform of Crimea’s Berkut (special police force) fighters which we received from our colleagues in Crimea,” Velikanova said. The exhibition will continue till April 12. IANS

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