On the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, Russian President Vladimir Putin laid flowers at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier near the walls of the Kremlin.
The head of the country said that Russia will preserve the memory and the truth about the Great Patriotic War, he also added that on this day all thoughts and feelings are addressed to the veterans. This is reported by the press service of the Kremlin.
“We do and will do everything to ensure that our motherland will always be a great and powerful state,” the agency quotes the head of state as saying. Putin also noted that the citizens of modern Russia will always be grateful to those who gave life and peace to future generations.
After his speech in the Alexander Garden, the President announced a minute of silence. According to tradition, the action in memory of those who died during the war took place at 12.15 Moscow time. in all regions of the country.
The law on the annual holding of the All-Russian Minute of silence on the Day of Remembrance and Mourning was signed by the Russian leader last year.On June 22, 1941, at 12:15 pm, the People’s Commissar Vyacheslav Molotov reported on the air about the German attack on the USSR.
Earlier, the Kremlin published an article by Putin on the Day of Remembrance and Mourning.In it, the Russian leader stressed that the truth about the Great Patriotic War is that Soviet troops came to Germany with a mission of liberation.