Russian President Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Thursday, to commemorate victims of World War II.
Putin was joined by other Russian officials, including Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev. After a minute of silence, officials laid flowers at the tombs of the 12 Hero Cities along the Kremlin Wall.
Memorial events were organised across Russia on Thursday, to mark the 76-year anniversary of the Nazi Germany invasion of the USSR.
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