Monday, May 20

A delegation of the CIS Executive Committee took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexandrovsky Garden in Moscow.

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On 6 May, on the eve of the 79th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, a solemn ceremony of laying wreaths from the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Russia and the Standing Committee of the Union State to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier took place in Alexander Garden in Moscow.

A delegation of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States took part in the ceremony. Representatives of the CIS Executive Committee, diplomats of the Embassy, delegations of the Standing Committee of the Union State and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, steles of hero-cities in Alexander Garden, honoured the memory of the fallen in the Great Patriotic War with a minute of silence.

At the end of the ceremony of laying flowers, Ambassador of Belarus to Russia Dmitry Krutoy presented the jubilee medal ‘80 Years of Liberation of Belarus from Nazi invaders’ to Dmitry Tsymbal, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War. Dmitry Viktorovich at the age of 17 participated in the operation ‘Bagration’, after the war he worked in the Ministry of State Security of the USSR.

For the international staff of the CIS Executive Committee, Victory Day is one of the most significant holidays. All republics of the former USSR made a significant contribution to the defeat of fascism. In the families of the staff members the memory of their relatives who gave their lives on the battlefields is sacredly honoured.

CIS Executive Committee Press Service

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