Bulgaria shipwreck memorial unveiled

An Eastern Orthodox Christian chapel and a Muslim chapel side by side next to the memorial of the Bulgaria motorboat shipwreck in the village of Syukeyevo on the bank of the Volga river, Republic of Tatarstan. The monument includes an Orthodox church, a mosque and a marble slab bearing the names of the victims.  On July 10, Russia remembered the victims of the riverboat Bulgaria, which sank on July 10, 2011 in the Kuybyshev Reservoir, killing 122 people, including 28 children. On the anniversary, Russian transportation watchdog Rostransnadzor published the results of a complete inspection of Russian riverboats conducted after the tragedy. One in four boats failed to comply with the requirements for making river cruises. Source: RIA Novosti / Maksim Bogodvid

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