Title:RUSSIA: Russian troops enjoy a welcome party on relocating to base
Date:1st September 2008
Summary:(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) ALBINA KHADARTSEVA, SAYING:
"Today is a historic day. We came to greet the liberators, the peacekeepers who helped the Ossetian people."
Embargoed:16th September 2008 13:00
Topics:International Relations,Defence / Military
Story Text: North Ossetians greet Russian troops relocating to base.
Several dozen people came to the motorway near the town of Tamisk in North Ossetia on Sunday (August 31) to greet the soldiers withdrawing from Georgia and relocating to their home base.
"Today is a historic day. We came to greet the liberators, the peacekeepers who helped the Ossetian people," said local resident Albina Khadartseva.
The convoy of APC stopped briefly to receive flowers and gifts wrapped in plastic bags with a logo of the ruling United Russia party.
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