December 27th
Ten years ago Russian specialists began demining of the terrain and airport runways in Nis. On the occasion of 10th anniversary, a memorial plaque was unveiled at the airport terminal. The ceremony was attended by the city top officials and the cultural attaché and the first adviser to the Russian Embassy Aleksandar Konanihin. In addition to cluster bombs, Russian Special Forces also found four air bombs, five mortar mines, seven bullets for an anti-aircraft weapons and one detonator, and some parts of the arsenal originated from the Second World War. Over 704,000 square meters at the airport and its surroundings were examined during demining operations. The Government of the Russian Federation had approved six million dollars  for the demining activities at the location of Nis airport. This memorial plaque represents a modest sign of the gratitude of the citizens of Nis for the professionally done job of removing the remnants of bombs from the airport area.


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