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64th VICTORY DAY - 9th MAY 1945 - 2009
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Kremlin News, Moscow,May 8, 2009
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took part in a number of events in Moscow on the eve of the Victory Day holiday.
The President laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall and also laid flowers at the monuments to the hero cities.
Later in the day, Mr Medvedev presented certificates conferring the title of City of Military Glory on Vyazma, Kronstadt and Naro-Fominsk for the courage, steadfastness and mass heroism the defenders of these towns displayed in fighting for their homelandís freedom and independence.
Nineteen Russian towns and cities now bear the title City of Military Glory. Earlier presidential executive orders conferred the title on Belgorod, Voronezh, Velikiye Luki, Veliky Novgorod, Vladikavkaz, Dmitrov, Yelnya, Yelets, Kursk, Malgobek, Luga, Orel, Polyarny, Rzhev, Rostov-on-Don, and Tuapse.
The President also attended a concert celebrating the 64th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War.
On the eve of the Victory Day, Mr Medvedev posted a new video address on his blog: On Great Patriotic War, Historical Truth and Our Memory
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