Today, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki laid a wreath at the at the Tomb of the UnknownSoldier near the Kremlin Wall.
The Tomb of the UnknownSoldier, is monumental grave that contains the remains of one soldier who died in December 1941 at Km41 of Leningradskoe sh – the nearest the Nazis came to Moscow.
Many countries now maintain such tombs to serve as memorials to all their war dead. The inscription on the Tomb in Russia reads: ‘Your name is unknown, your deeds immortal.’
Every hour on the hour, the guards perform a perfectly synchronised ceremony to change the guards on duty.
There’s an eternal flame, and other inscriptions listing the Soviet ‘hero cities’ of WWII – those that withstood the heaviest fighting – and honouring ‘those who fell for the motherland’ between 1941 and 1945.
South of the tomb, a row of red urns contains earth from the hero cities.
The Senate President’s wreath had a ribbon with the inscription: “With gratitude for your service to mankind in the pursuit of peace and justice for people everywhere.” Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.