Putin and Dodon lay wreath at Tomb to Unknown Soldier

Putin and Dodon lay wreath at Tomb to Unknown Soldier

Russian President Vladimir Putin has laid a wreath at the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall as part of the Victory Day celebrations devoted to the 72nd anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.

The Russian leader walked to the Alexander Garden from Red Square after the end of the Victory Day parade.

After the servicemen of the presidential regiment put a wreath on the president’s behalf at the eternal flame, Putin adjusted the wreath’s ribbons and paid tribute to World War Two dead with a minute of silence together with Moldova's President Igor Dodon.

The ceremony was closed with the Russian anthem and a march by the guard of honor. After that, the Russian president laid flowers at the alley of hero cities in the Alexander Garden.

The ceremony was also attended by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and parliamentary speakers Valentina Matvienko and Vyacheslav Volodin.