Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the Day of Memory and Sorrow

Friday, 22 June 2018 19:00

On the 77th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall to commemorate the war dead.

Taking part in the ceremony to pay tribute to the memory of those who fell defending their homeland were Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Supreme Court President Vyacheslav Lebedev, Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, members of the Government and Parliament, senior officials of the Russian Armed Forces and representatives of veterans organisations.

The ceremony was followed by a march by troops representing the three branches of the armed forces: the Army, the Aerospace Forces and the Navy.

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