Modi lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier
Moscow, Dec 24: Prime Minister rendra Modi on Thursday, the second day of his visit to Russia, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier here. “A tribute to the famed valour of Russia’s soldiers. PM @rendramodi lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,” exterl affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a war memorial dedicated to the Soviet soldiers killed in World War II and is located by the Kremlin wall in the Alexandrovsky Garden. In December 1966, on the 25th anniversary of the 1941 Battle of Moscow, the remains of the unknown soldiers killed were moved from the 41st kilometre on the Leningrad highway to the Alexandrovsky garden.
On May 8, 1967, the memorial architectural ensemble of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was unveiled to the public. The eterl flame of glory that comes from the centre of a bronze military star was lit from the flame that burns on the Field of Mars in St. Petersburg. “Your me is unknown, your deeds are immortal,” is inscribed on the granite slab of the gravestone.
Earlier in the day, Modi visited Russia’s tiol Crisis Magement Centre (NCMC), also known as EMERCOM, in Moscow and was given a rundown on how its works. Modi, who arrived in Moscow on Wednesday and was hosted for a private dinner by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (IANS)