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Russia celebrates Defender of Fatherland day

2011-02-23 12:08:01 GMT2011-02-23 20:08:01(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Members of the guard of honour are seen during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin on Feb. 23, 2011. Russia celebrates its annual Defender of the Fatherland day on February 23. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev(R) shakes hands with veterans during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin on Feb. 23, 2011. Russia celebrates its annual Defender of the Fatherland day on February 23. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin on Feb. 23, 2011. Russia celebrates its annual Defender of the Fatherland day on February 23. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Members of the guard of honour are seen during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin on Feb. 23, 2011. Russia celebrates its annual Defender of the Fatherland day on February 23. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Members of the guard of honour are seen during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin on Feb. 23, 2011. Russia celebrates its annual Defender of the Fatherland day on February 23. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin on Feb. 23, 2011. Russia celebrates its annual Defender of the Fatherland day on February 23. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin(R) attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin on Feb. 23, 2011. Russia celebrates its annual Defender of the Fatherland day on February 23. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Russia celebrated its annual Defender of the Fatherland day on February 23.

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