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Medvedev gives the Governator a bailout
The southernmost Russian establishment was called Fort Ross, which the United States recognizes today as a National Historic Landmark. This scenic park situated in Sonoma County represents an intriguing piece of shared history between the two countries. And it speaks volumes about the enduring nature of the US-Russian relationship that Dmitry Medvedev chose to begin his US tour by helping to keep this financially strapped park afloat.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who personally welcomed Medvedev on his arrival to America’s most populated state, decided earlier to slash funding of Californian national and historical parks due to an acute budget crisis.
Schwarzenegger and Renova Group CEO Viktor Vekselberg signed in the presence of President Dmitry Medvedev an agreement that will help to preserve Fort Ross from insolvency.
At least one million dollars annually will be needed to keep the Fort Ross in a proper state, Vekselberg told reporters after a singing ceremony of the memorandum.
The Californian governor thanked Vekselberg and Renova Group for their generosity.
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