Story by ZBC Reporter
THE Museum of African Liberation has received an artefact from Russian President Vladimir Putin, which came through the Zimbabwean Office of the President and Cabinet.
Speaking at State House in Harare this Monday after the handover of the artefact, a letter written in 1991 by the then Soviet Union in solidarity with Zimbabwe’s efforts towards African liberation, Institute of African Knowledge, Professor Simbi Mubako noted the importance of continued contributions towards the project.
The letter was written on the International Women’s Day and had exhortations to the country to prioritise women empowerment as part of efforts to fight neo-colonialism.
Relations between Zimbabwe and Russia date back to the days of the liberation struggle, when the then Soviet Union supported the country’s fight for liberation and documents detailing that history will be kept in the Museum of African Liberation.
Through the offices of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, more artefacts are expected to be handed over to the museum.