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Russian donors contribute €1 mln to rescue flood-stricken Venice

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Russian donors contribute €1 mln to rescue flood-stricken Venice

The Italian Embassy in Russia has raised one million euro in donations to deal with the aftermath of a long stretch of floods inundating Venice with some of the highest peak tides since records began about a century and a half ago, Italian Ambassador Pasquale Terracciano told the ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata) wire service on Monday, according to TASS.

According to the news agency, the donations came from Russian nationals. In addition, on Tuesday, the diplomatic mission will launch the "Venice solidarity" campaign, which will kick off with a concert by renowned Russian conductor, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theater Valery Gergiev.

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio earlier issued an appeal to the country’s embassies abroad. According to the Italian Foreign Ministry, the assistance does not have to be financial.

Last week, Venice found itself submerged under some of the worst flooding in over 50 years, with the exceptional ti...

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