Russia: Putin and Patriarch Kirill lay flowers at Red Square on Unity Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia laid flowers at the Minin and Pozharski monument at the Red Square to mark National Unity Day, in Moscow, Saturday. Several religious leaders also took part in the ceremony, which honours the Russian war heroes Kuzma Minin and Dmitri Pozharski who led the Russians to victory over Polish invaders in 1612. Russia's... Еще Day of National Unity is an annual event that takes place on November 4th across Russia. It was established in 2005 by Putin. It marks military victories in Russian history which helped to end the 15-year interval between the Rurik and Romanov dynasties, known as the Time of Troubles.

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