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Russia: Israeli President lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow01:19

Russia: Israeli President lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 16, 2016 at 12:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin laid a wreath of flowers at Moscow's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Gardens, close to the Kremlin, Wednesday.

The wreath-laying ceremony was accompanied by full military honours and orchestra, during the Israeli President's three-day official visit to the Russian capital.

During his stay, Rivlin is due to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and representatives of the Jewish community in Russia. Moscow's ties with Iran is expected to be discussed with Putin, particularly Iran's civilian nuclear program.

Prior to leaving for Russia, Rivlin met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alongside defence officials, to discuss the possible consequences of Russia's decision to withdraw forces from Syria.

Russia: Israeli President lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow01:19
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin laid a wreath of flowers at Moscow's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Gardens, close to the Kremlin, Wednesday.

The wreath-laying ceremony was accompanied by full military honours and orchestra, during the Israeli President's three-day official visit to the Russian capital.

During his stay, Rivlin is due to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and representatives of the Jewish community in Russia. Moscow's ties with Iran is expected to be discussed with Putin, particularly Iran's civilian nuclear program.

Prior to leaving for Russia, Rivlin met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alongside defence officials, to discuss the possible consequences of Russia's decision to withdraw forces from Syria.

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