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* Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, Heroes of the Soviet Union, Heroes of the Russian Federation, and holders of the Order of Glory of all degrees will traditionally meet in the Alexander Garden by the Kremlin walls. The participants in the meeting, organized by the Moscow Peace Fund, will lay flowers and baskets with flowers to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the monument to Georgy Zhukov and burials in the Kremlin wall.
* The official delegation of the Bashkir government headed by Prime Minister Rafael Baidavletov will participate in the opening ceremony of the memorial to the victims of the July 2002 air crash above Boden Lake. The delegation includes 60 relatives of the victims. Prime Minister of Baden Wurttemberg Erwin Teufel is expected to participate in the ceremony.
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