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Russia contributes $1mn to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

January 13, 2014, 14:35 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia has made a $1 million one-off contribution to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, Russia's Foreign Ministry reported on Monday.

The foundation was established by Poland's government in 2009 with participating countries extending from Europe to Asia and Latin America.

Funds will contribute to restoration and maintenance of objects and exhibitions at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, located on the site of the former Nazi death camp in Poland, the ministry said.

On January 27 last year, a refurbished Russian exposition opened in the museum’s block ·14 in memory of Soviet prisoners held in the camp during the war and the deeds of Red Army liberators freeing the camp on that same day in January 1945, the ministry added.

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