The President of Russia laid flowers at the monument to Minin and Pozharsky
On National Unity Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin laid flowers at the monument to Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky on Red Square in Moscow.
In addition to representatives of religious denominations, the traditional ceremony was also attended by members of public and youth organizations, including the Popular Front For Russia movement, the #WeAreTogether project, the Yunarmiya movement, the Vympel center, the Victory Volunteers movement, and the Search Movement Russia, the Defenders of the Fatherland Foundation, the Movement of the First community. The President spoke briefly with them.
National Unity Day is celebrated in Russia on November 4 every year since 2005. The holiday, which has the status of a day of military glory, was established in memory of the liberation of Moscow by the people’s militia led by Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky from foreign invaders in 1612.
Photos and materials: Kremlin press service.