Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a government decree about carrying out in Day of memory and grief of the all-Russian minute of silence. It will be held annually on 22 June at 12.15 Moscow time on the territory of Russia.

the First event was held today, Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier and talked with veterans.

the Day of memory and grief was as a commemorative date was officially introduced in Russia in 1996 by the decree of Boris Yeltsin, who at that time was the head of state.