shaking hands

shaking hands

Russia: Putin honours fallen heroes of World War 2

4m ago
SOURCE  

Description

1. W/S Putin laying red flower by Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 2. C/U Writing on monument 3. W/S Soldiers standing in line holding red flowers 4. C/U Soldiers holding red flowers 5. W/S Putin holding red flowers 6. M/S Soldiers standing in line 7. M/S Putin laying red flowers on the monument 8. M/S Putin talking with attendees 9. M/S Putin shaking hands of soldiers 10. W/S Putin leading the wreath procession 11. M/S Putin leading the wreath procession 12. W/S Soldiers carrying wreath 13. W/S Attendees and soldiers walking in wreath procession 14. M/S Soldiers playing music and holding flags 15. W/S Soldiers marching to music 16. W/S Putin shaking hands with men with red flowers 17. M/S Putin leading a procession 18. W/S Attendees following Putin in procession 19. M/S Putin talking Russia: Putin honours fallen heroes of World War 2 On the eve of the 68th anniversary of Victory Day, Wednesday, Vladimir Putin and high state officials laid a wreath at the Eternal Flame by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow. The custom pays homage to the Soviet Union who died in their victorious battle against Nazi Germany between 1941-1945. The wreath-laying ceremony took place at the Alexander Garden next to the Kremlin wall, whereupon a Guard of Honour of the Kremlin Regiment laid a wreath with an insignia of the Russian flag colours, signed "From the President of Russia to the Unknown Soldier". The Victory Day celebrations, a key public holiday in Russia, has much pomp and ceremony and shows the enduring power of Russia in the world. There will be a parade of thousands of armed forces, along with a convoy of armoured vehicles and tanks - with an array of armaments displayed. The celebrations will run through the centre of Moscow before arriving in Red Square. Concurrently, the Russian airforces will have a fly-over with the latest jets and helicopters on display.