The Presidents of Armenia and Russia, Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin, laid a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the 1988 devastating earthquake in Spitak.
The memorial is dedicated also to the rescuers, to all countries and peoples that lent a helping hand to Armenia after the disaster. December 7 will mark the 25th anniversary of the earthquake.
Presidents Sargsyan and Putin next visited the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri. They listened to the reports of the commander of the joint Armenian-Russian military group and the commander of the military base.
The 102nd military base greatly contributes to the reinforcement and development of military cooperation between Armenia and Russia and actively participates in the joint events held by the Armed Forces of the two countries.