On the Day of Memory and Sorrow, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, the Russian Armed Forces and combat operations, participants in the special military operation, personnel of the Moscow Garrison and graduates of military schools participated in a memorial ceremony honouring defenders of the Fatherland. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu also laid flowers at the Eternal Flame.
The event continued with a guard of honour company and a brass band marching past the national memorial of military glory.
In addition, the President laid flowers at the obelisks of Hero Cities in the Alexander Garden: Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk, Stalingrad, Sevastopol, Odessa, Kerch, Novorossiisk, the Brest Fortress, Tula, Murmansk and Smolensk. He also laid flowers at a memorial honouring Cities of Military Glory.