on the Day of the defender of Fatherland the President of Russia Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall. The Russian leader arrives each year in Alexander garden on February 23 to honor the memory of soldiers who died for their country.
the ceremony was also attended by the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, speakers of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko and the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, the Minister of defence Sergei Shoigu, RIA Novosti reported.
After the President’s flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier laid veterans, politicians and public figures. After the national anthem of Russia parade were soldiers of the Presidential regiment.