MOSCOW, November 4 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday will take part in the celebrations of Day of National Unity, the Kremlin press service reported.
“According to the tradition, the head of state on this day the president will lay flowers at the Monument to Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky in Red Square. Representatives of religious denominations and youth organisations will attend the flower-laying ceremony,” the press service said.
Together with Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Vladimir Putin will visit the interactive exhibition “Orthodox Rus. The Romanovs House,” dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the dynasty of Russian monarchs. Miracle-making Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God, the divine patroness of the Romanov Royal Family will be brought to Moscow from Kostroma during the exhibition. The exhibition will open at the Central Exhibition Hall Manezh on November 4.
“Later, a festive reception will be given at the Kremlin, where state medals will be conferred on several foreign citizens for a major contribution to the strengthening of friendship and cooperation with the Russian Federation, development of scientific and cultural ties,” the press service said.
Day of National Unity was instituted in 2005 in memory of the 1612 events, when the militiamen under the guidance of Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and merchant Kuzma Minin liberated Moscow from foreign invaders.