Putin laid wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier on Defender of Fatherland Day

12:44, 23 February

The President of Russia honoured the memory of fallen soldiers by laying flowers at the Eternal Flame.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyachelasv Volodin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Constitutional Court President Valery Zorkin, Supreme Court President Vyacheslav Lebedev, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov, heads of federal ministries and agencies, leaders of political parties, and representatives of veteran organisations.

The ceremony in front of the memorial concluded with a ceremonial march of the Guards of Honour and a military orchestra.

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