Alaska-Siberia  Research Center
Lend-Lease Award
Dedication of World War II Lend-Lease Plaza
Dignitaries from around the world were on hand August 19th, 2005 to dedicate the site of the new Lend-Lease Plaza along the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, AK.
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Alexander Dolitsky, Chairman/Director, AKSRC.
Yuri Ushakov, Ambassador of Russian Federation.
From left to right: Alexander Dolitsky, Russian Consul-General Vladimir Volnov, Canadian Consul-General Karen Matthias, Russian Ambassador Yuri Ushakov, Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski, AKSRC Director John Binkley, Fairbanks NSB Mayor Jim Whitaker, Fairbanks Mayor Steve Thompson, Alaska Senator Gary Wilken, North Pole Mayor Jeff Jacobson.
Stone setting ceremony.
From left to right: same as above.
Speech of Russian Ambassador Yuri Ushakov at the dedication.
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View of Lend-Lease Memorial Plaza.
John Binkley, Director, AKSRC; Chairman, Alaska Railroad Corporation.
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WWII Lend Lease Memorial Dedication: August 25-27, 2006
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U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, Master of the Ceremony John Binkley and Project Manager Alexander Dolitsky about the Alaska-Siberia Lend Lease memorial statue during a ceremony honoringU.S.and Russian cooperation during World War II inFairbanks,Alaska,Aug. 27, 2006.  
Alaskan State Sen. Gary Wilken, Sen. Ted Stevens, Gov. Frank Murkowski, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, former Alaskan senator John Binkley, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov cut the ribbon dedicating a memorial to the Alaska-Siberia Lend Lease program in Fairbanks, Alaska, Aug. 27, 2006.
Alaskan Sen. Ted Stevens stands in front of the Alaska-Siberia Lend Lease statue during a ceremony inFairbanks,Alaska,Aug. 27, 2006. The memorial commemorates Russian and American aviators and support troops responsible for ferrying nearly 8,000 American-built warplanes from theMidwestthroughCanadatoFairbanks, where Russian pilots then flew the planes toSiberiaduring World War II.
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei lvanov during the WWII Alaska-Siberia Lend Lease ceremony inFairbanks,Alaska,Aug. 27, 2006. The memorial commemorates Soviet and American aviators and support troops responsible for ferrying nearly 8,000 American-built warplanes from theMidwestthroughCanadatoFairbanks, where Russian pilots then flew the planes toSiberiaduring World War II.
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks in front of the Alaska-Siberia Lend Lease statue dedicated as a memorial to U.S.-Soviet military cooperation during World War II during a ceremony inFairbanks,Alaska,Aug. 27, 2006.