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In Yerevan 96-year-old veteran of the Navy congratulated the day of the Russian Navy

Employees of the Russian centre of science and culture in Yerevan visited and congratulated the day of the Russian Navy 96-year-old Navy veteran Nerses Simonyan, which this year because of the pandemic coronavirus was unable to attend the festivities in Crimea, said the press service of the RCSC.

"Nerses H. Simonyan – sailor, a veteran of the great Patriotic war, the liberation of several cities, including Novorossiysk, Kerch and Sevastopol – several times visited the Crimea at the invitation of the President. This year, in terms of the spread of the pandemic, plans went awry. Employees of the Russian center in Yerevan on the eve of the visit of the hero", - said in a statement posted on the website of the centre.

Simonyan participated in the battles for the Northern Caucasus, Novorossiysk, participated in the Kerch-Eltigen and Crimean operations. He was awarded two medals "For courage" after the liberation of Novorossiysk and Sevastopol, the Order of the great Patriotic war I degree, also has the medals "For Victory over Germany", "Marshal Zhukov", "Marshal Baghramyan", "Admiral Isakov", "For labour valour" and others. The great Patriotic war he was in the ranks of the 318-th infantry division and the 89th Taman division, was a paratrooper, a marine. He was seriously wounded in the battles for the liberation of Sevastopol.

In conversation with representatives of the RCSC, the veteran said about the strong ties between Armenia and Russia. "We have always been with the Russian people, and though it sounds like a slogan", – quotes the press service of the RCSC words Simonyan.