Those taking part in the ceremony included 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War veterans, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, Speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Ivanov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, President of the Constitutional Court Valery Zorkin, and other state officials and political figures.
Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Defender of the Fatherland Day
The President paid tribute to fallen soldiers by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall.
Gala reception to mark Defender of the Fatherland Day
February 20, 2015