On the Greek island of Vido front of a large island of Corfu (Kerkyra) is open monument Greek and Russian, "who died for the freedom of the Orthodox faith and their own fathers." At a ceremony attended by members of the administration of Corfu, Greek and Russian priests, representatives of internationality public forum "Russian Week in Corfu-2011. "With them was created and erected a monument.
Graphic part of the monument consists of a bas-relief board in the highest part of which is shown towering over the fortress orthodox the cross as a sign of 2-states with a single faith. Below it, the frontal plane double-headed eagle with 2 sailboats instead of crowns: semantically, this part of the relief represents the Russian government as a defender of the Orthodox faith. Lower anchors and surrounded by ocean waves — a board with the text: "The Greeks and the Russian, who fell for freedom and the Orthodox faith of their own fathers! Fight on the peninsula Vido under Admiral Ushakov marked the beginning of the liberation of Corfu. 18-20 February 1799. "
At the festive opening ceremony of the monument to the Mayor of Corfu Ioannis Trepeklis highlighted that the installation of the monument on the historic island Vido in honor of Admiral Ushakov confirms davneshnie friendly relations between nations. "For us, the famous Ushakov is the liberator Corfu and other Ionian islands of French occupation troops — said the mayor. — We annually participate in the activities of "Russian Week" in honor of Ushakov, and it's even more peoples closer. On behalf of the Municipality of Corfu wish to assure you that we will continue to support such a noble initiative. "
Deputy Chairman of the Russian People's Council of the Global Chairman of the Board of the Union of Writers of the Russian Federation Valery Ganichev said Ushakov took 1799 by storm severe artillery batteries on the peninsula Vido and was forced to surrender the fortress of Corfu, which was one of the most massive in Europe. "Ushakov freed all the Ionian islands and then made one of the most democratic countries so far — Republic of seven Ionian islands, which became the first independent Greek state," — he singled out.