The Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Great Duchy of Luxemburg Gaston Stronk and the delegation of the Association of former war prisoners visited the Tambov region on May 23rd -26th 2010
During the visit the Ambassador and the president of the Association Marie Anne Thommes were received by the head of the region's administration Oleg Betin; Mr Stronk and the delegation met the representatives of the executive power of the region, local government, higher educational establishments, the president of the Tambov regional chamber of commerce.
Within the framework of the program the guests were shown the presentation of the region’s potential, the participants recalled the history of relations of the Tambov region and Luxemburg, expressed their aspiration to strengthen the friendly ties and establish economic relations.
As the charitable assistance the delegation of the Association brought and handed over wheelchairs to the regional children hospital and “Kirsanov special (correction) boarding school of general education” for pupils with limited physical abilities and eyeglass frames to “Morshansk special (correction) boarding school of general education” for pupils with limited physical abilities. Another wheelchair was given to the widow of the Second World War participant in Kirsanov.
The guests and the region’s representatives paid tribute to the people killed in the Second World War. Bouquets and baskets with flowers were laid on the Eternal Fire monument, on memorial places at Vozdvizhenskoje and Petropavlovskoje cemeteries in Tambov, to burial sites of Luxemburg war prisoners in Kirsanov and Rada station. The guests visited Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral in Tambov, Kosmodamianovsky church and Tihvinsky convent, the building of former hospital for war prisoners in Kirsanov.
The Ambassador and the members of the delegation met the students of Tambov higher educational establishments, took part in “round table” talks in Tambov state university named after G.R.Derzhavin “Prospects of scientific, educational and cultural contacts within the dialogue “Russia – Luxemburg”, where Mr Stronk delivered a lecture about Luxemburg; in Tambov state musical-pedagogical institute named after S.V.Rakhmaninov the guests were shown museum exposition and the concert of classical and folk music.