Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov explained what the Jewish grandmother, who lived with Vladimir Putin in the same house, said the Israeli leader Reuven Rivlin. During the opening of the monument in honor of the residents and defenders of besieged Leningrad in Jerusalem, Rivlin said that he saw the house in which Putin lived after birth.
“You were born in Leningrad. I saw the house where you were born,” said Reuven Rivlin, referring to the Jewish grandmother, who lived in the same building.
“The President was told that the Elevator was not and he sometimes wore on his hands up”, — quotes RBC explanation Peskov.
The press Secretary added that in may last year, the Russian President, speaking at the media forum of the Russian popular front, said that once lived in the building and were on hand on the fifth floor of its neighbor, who could not climb stairs.
A monument in Jerusalem was opened in the framework of the forum “Keeping the memory of the Holocaust, fighting anti-Semitism”, dedicated to 75-th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz and the international day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust.