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Memorial marks site of the last Soviet ship to sink

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THE LAST Soviet Union ship to sink was the Kartli which, smashed by a giant wave, foundered on a reef near the Isle of Gigha killing four crew in 1991.

Those events, a quarter of a century ago, were remembered in a series of moving ceremonies on the island last weekend.

Russian Consul General Andrey Pritsepov and the Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute Patrick Stewart marked the tragedy by unveiling a cairn as a memorial.

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