Friday, August 12, 2011

Putin prepares dive to 'Russian Atlantis'

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin traveled to the Taman Peninsula on Wednesday to perform yet another of his trademark adventure activities and scuba dive at a site known as the Russian Atlantis.

Putin is making the dive to publicize archeological restoration work on the submerged part of the ancient Greek city of Phanagoria .

"By scale and value, this monument can be compared to a rich oil deposit. Archeology is not measured in money but Phanagoria's 'capitalization' is simply astronomical," archeological expedition head Vladimir Kuznetsov said.

More at RIA Novosti

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