December 27th
Ten years ago Russian specialists began demining of the terrain and airport runways in Nis. On the occasion of 10th anniversary, a memorial plaque was unveiled at the airport terminal. The ceremony was attended by the city top officials and the cultural attaché and the first adviser to the Russian Embassy Aleksandar Konanihin. In addition to cluster bombs, Russian Special Forces also found four air bombs, five mortar mines, seven bullets for an anti-aircraft weapons and one detonator, and some parts of the arsenal originated from the Second World War. Over 704,000 square meters at the airport and its surroundings were examined during demining operations. The Government of the Russian Federation had approved six million dollars  for the demining activities at the location of Nis airport. This memorial plaque represents a modest sign of the gratitude of the citizens of Nis for the professionally done job of removing the remnants of bombs from the airport area.



December 27th
On the occasion of the unveiling of the memorial plaque at the Nis airport, in memory of the 10th anniversary of the removal of the unexploded explosive items from the area of Nis Airport,
Aleksandar Nikolaevich Konanihin, the attaché of culture and first adviser at the Russian Embassy visited Nis. He met with the Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic and the Deputy Mayor Milos Bandjur and then they all together attended the ceremony of unveiling the memorial plaque. During the meeting the cooperation between the city and the Russian Embassy was rated as very good. The officials discussed providing assistance to the Serbian-Russian Friendship Association, which the City of Nis, along with the embassy, would help logistically and financially. The representatives of the Serbian-Russian Humanitarian Center attended the meeting in the held at Nis City Hall.