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Putin raised from the bottom of the Gulf of two amphoras

August 10 2011

Putin raised from the bottom of the Gulf of two amphorae. 243419.jpeg Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a visit to an archaeological excavation on the site of the ancient Greek city Phanagoria sank to the bottom of the Taman Gulf, where two lifted the amphoras.

In conversation with journalists Putin admitted that it was his third attempt at scuba diving, says RBC . The prime minister said he found the vessels at a depth of two meters.

"The head of the archaeological expedition told that this VI century BC," - said the prime minister. - When in port unloaded ships, amphorae often fought and were thrown overboard after. "

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When asked if he wanted to be in ancient Phanagoria and live there, replied: "I would like to watch from the sidelines. We are not adapted to living in such conditions. It's like a jungle to get", - the Rosbalt .

Swim with scuba Putin seemed more interesting than the fall in the submersible, while there, he said, is also interesting, according to ITAR-TASS Kuban . Turning to more serious topics, the Prime Minister said that in the course of communication with archaeologists today he plans to discuss the prospects for a Museum of Underwater part of the territory of the ancient Phanagoria.

"Humanity will be interesting to know that we have such wealth. I think it will come from all over the world," - he said. Putin recalled that in accordance with the federal program for the development of domestic tourism for this purpose be allocated for 2012-2018 period about 100 billion rubles . As a result, he said, domestic tourism will grow by five times.

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