Russian Minister of Defense Visits Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 17th October 2017. Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army, SERGEI SHOIGU (R), gazes up at enlarged Pages of Testimony in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, where Pages of Testimony of more than 4,000,000 Jewish Holocaust victims are eternally preserved. Escorted by Israeli Defense Minister, AVIGDOR LIEBERMAN (L), Shoigu toured the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, participated in a memorial ceremony, visited the Children's Memorial and signed the museum guest book. Shoigu arrived in Israel immediately following an IAF bombing of a Syrian anti aircraft battery east of Damascus after it had earlier fired a missile at an Israeli plane on reconnaissance in Lebanese airspace.