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Putin visits Koktebel Jazz Festival in annexed Crimea
12:10, 21 August 2017
Putin visits Koktebel Jazz Festival in annexed Crimea

Annual Jazz Koktebel festival takes place in Koktebel since 2003, however, after the annexation of the Crimea it takes place in the village of Zatoka, Odesa region, at the seaside of the Black Sea. This year it will take place in Chornomorsk.

12:10, 21 August 2017

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visited jazz festival Koktebel Jazz Party in the occupied Crimea. The Kremlin press service reported that.

Putin appeared there unexpectedly for the public and during his short speech “embezzled” the history of the festival.

“It’s been 15 years since such a wonderful festival takes place. 150 leading world groups visited the festival, 10 beautiful bands arrived this year, 10 jazz bands, our friends,” Putin said.

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As it is known, the annual Jazz Koktebel festival takes place in Koktebel since 2003, however, after the annexation of the Crimea it takes place in the village of Zatoka, Odesa region, at the seaside of the Black Sea. This year it will take place in Chornomorsk.

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As we reported earlier, President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrived in the annexed Crimea together with the Russian Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev on August 18. 

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