Russian President Vladimir Putin traditionally laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall. Now, on February 23, the Day of the Advocate of the Fatherland is celebrated.
The President comes to the Alexander Garden every year to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The military of the Presidential Regiment introduced a wreath with a ribbon at the memorial, on which is written “To the Unknown Soldier from the President of the Russian Federation.”
Vladimir Putin clung to the wreath, straightened the ribbon, bowed his head and stood beside him for a while. In this way, the President of Russia paid tribute to the memory of all the dead who fell in battle, standing in the defense of the Motherland.
The ashes of an unknown soldier, who died during the Great Patriotic War, was reburied in 1966. He was transported from Zelenograd to the Kremlin wall, and a year later a memorial and the Immortal Fire were opened on this place. “Post No. 1” was introduced near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 1997, and 12 years later the monument was squeezed into the status of the National Memorial of Military Glory.
Vladimir Putin congratulated Russians on Lawyer of the Fatherland Day on the night of February 23. The President noted the combat capability of the Armed Forces, and also formulated special gratitude to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War and other military operations.