Russian diplomats in Tallinn paid tribute to the fallen in the great Patriotic war

© RIA Novosti / V. to Mobilitate in photobackpack to the Soviet Soldier-liberator of Tallinn. Archival photoRussian diplomats in Tallinn paid tribute to the fallen in the great Patriotic war© RIA Novosti / V. to Mobilitate the image Bank

. Russian diplomats headed by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Estonia by Alexander Petrov on the Day of memory and grief — the anniversary of the great Patriotic war laid a wreath and flowers to the monument to the Soldier-liberator, also known as the «Bronze soldier».

On Thursday the ceremony was also attended by representatives of veteran and other public organizations. The Embassy of the Russian Federation noted that, in this day to the monument came and three friends front-line combat veterans of the Estonian rifle corps Grigoriev, sick and Willemse, and representatives of veterans ‘ organizations of the Tallinn society of participants of the Second world war, the club of veterans of the fleet, Companies residents of besieged Leningrad.

After laying wreaths at the Tallinn society of participants of the Second world war, invited everyone to the screening of the documentary film Director Oleg Besedin «Feat in length, 70 years.» The film tells about the Hero of the Soviet Union Arnold Konstantinovich Meri — a man who in life was called «living the bronze soldier». Arnold Meri, the first Estonian who was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

The great Patriotic war lasted 1418 days, it killed about 27 million people. In 1996 the decree of President Boris Yeltsin on June 22 was declared the Day of memory and grief. This day in territory of Russia national flags are lowered.

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