MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the Day of Memory and Mourning, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, Commander of the Central Military District (TSVO), took part in laying flowers at the Eternal Flame at the Shirokorechensky military memorial complex in Yekaterinburg.
The plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Urals Federal District Vladimir Yakushev, Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region Yevgeny Kuyvashev, representatives of the government apparatus of the Sverdlovsk Region, the Yekaterinburg administration, clergy, and law enforcement agencies also took part in the solemn and funeral ceremony.
The ceremony ended with a minute of silence, which took place simultaneously throughout the country – at 12.15 Moscow time. To the sounds of a metronome, those present paid tribute to the memory of Soviet citizens who died during the war.
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