Russia: Putin lays wreath on Defenders of the Fatherland Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Friday, in commemoration of the Defenders of the Fatherland Day. Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, as well as Chairperson of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko and other high-ranking officials also participated in the ceremony... Еще. Defender of the Fatherland Day is a nationwide holiday honoured annually on February 23, celebrating those who serve or have served in the Russian Armed Forces. It marks the date of the start of recruitment into the Red Army in 1918.

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