The delegation of the government of the Moscow region headed by the Governor Andrei Vorobyov took part in the solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier in the Alexander garden, the TV channel “360” Thursday, June 22.
They observed a minute of silence in memory of those killed during the great Patriotic war, and then laid carnations at the Eternal flame.
Earlier Thursday it was reported that the head of the state Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the memorial of spruce branches and red carnations, tied with ribbon colors of the Russian flag with a Golden inscription “to the Unknown soldier from the President of the Russian Federation”. The ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the leadership of the Kremlin administration and Cabinet as well as representatives of the Federation Council and the state Duma.
In Sevastopol also gave tribute to the victims. The mayor Dmitry Ovsyannikov, together with the Chairman of legislative Assembly Alexander Kulagin, members of the regional government and veterans laid wreaths at the Memorial of heroic defense of Sevastopol in 1941-1942. Ovsyannikov noted the special significance of the date, stressing that Sevastopol honor the memory of the exploits of their ancestors.
The day of memory and grief is celebrated on June 22 and is the official memorial of the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945.