Actress Marina Orlova in Italy honored the memory of the Russian hero


Актриса Марина Орлова в Италии почтила память русского героя
The actress spoke about the amazing act of the Italians.

Актриса Марина Орлова в Италии почтила память русского героя

Marina Orlova

Photo: Courtesy Of M. Orlova

Actress Marina Orlova was the first Russian star, who visited Italian monument to the Hero of Russia Alexander Prokhorenko: in the spring of 2016, the 25-year-old soldier was killed in battle with terrorists, freeing the Syrian city of Palmyra. “I have always believed in our friendship with Italy — said 7days.ru Marina. And when I was invited to the Tuscan town of wailly-sotto (it is not far from Massa-Carrara, which produces the world’s most famous Carrara marble) at the monument to Russian hero, I could not go there and not to thank the Italian people, who first erected a monument Prokhorenko.

Актриса Марина Орлова в Италии почтила память русского героя

Marina Orlova at the monument of Russian hero Alexander Prokhorenko

Photo: Courtesy Of M. Orlova

The mayor wailly-sotto Mario Puglia personally escorted me to the monument, and I laid flowers at it. By the way, I was surprised when Mario
said I was the first representative of Russian culture, who visited the monument to the hero (in
the ceremony of the Russians was only our diplomats).

Mario enthusiastically talked about what
he had to bring their idea to life and how he is fascinated by the feat of a Russian officer. The monument, made by hand from local white marble, equal
who in the world, very powerful, makes an indelible
impression…

Актриса Марина Орлова в Италии почтила память русского героя

Marina Orlova and the mayor of wailly-sotto Mario Puglia at the monument to Alexander Prokhorenko

Photo: Courtesy Of M. Orlova

After
the tour, the mayor invited me to dinner. Italian cuisine, the hospitality of the owners, the tables are outdoors, mountains
around all this somehow reminded me my native Caucasus. At lunch the mayor showed me a video from the opening ceremony of the monument, which was attended by so many Italians.

And Mr. Puglia openly admired Vladimir Putin as our President struggles with
global terrorism. “Who else has done so much to fight terrorism? he said. — We Europeans have to support it… so I monument
the Russian officer put! And Putin will put a monument in life — for all that he
makes in the fight against terrorism.”

Актриса Марина Орлова в Италии почтила память русского героя

Marina Orlova with the mayor wailly-sotto Mario Puglia

Photo: Courtesy Of M. Orlova

Then we talked about history. The mayor said that during
The second World war the Germans brought the Russian prisoners in wailly-sotto. And Russian
made friends with the Italians, fell in love with local girls and married them!

Can not help but admire the work of the mayor Mario Puglia: the town is very clean, it is noticeable that all
residents care about it. Saw on the pavement a bottle
lemonade, Mario immediately picked it up and threw it, saying, “Oh, these
the Italians”.

I was also able to ride on the local attraction — a cable car linking two mountains. It was scary, but so much adrenaline! In memory of
our meeting the mayor gave me a little sculpture of a baby elephant from the local marble for luck and as a sign of friendship!”

Актриса Марина Орлова в Италии почтила память русского героя

Marina Orlova and the mayor of wailly-sotto Mario Puglia

Photo: Courtesy Of M. Orlova

Marina Orlova

Photo: Courtesy Of M. Orlova