Putin Pays Respects at Moscow's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev smile as they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall in Moscow on May 8, 2014. AP
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on Thursday.
Russia is gearing up for hugely patriotic celebrations of its victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, with a series of military parades planned all over the country on Friday.