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Laying wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

May 9, 2017, Moscow

After the military parade on Red Square, Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden.

Attending the ceremony were President of Moldova Igor Dodon, Great Patriotic War veterans, 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, and Chairman of the Constitutional Court Valery Zorkin.

The ceremony participants honoured the memory of the Great Patriotic War victims with a minute of silence. The ceremony was concluded with the national anthem and a march of the Moscow garrison troops.

Vladimir Putin and Igor Dodon also laid flowers at the memorial to hero cities.

May 9, 2017, Moscow