In St. Petersburg, in the Peter and Paul Fortress, a traditional artillery salute was given in honor of the Defender of the Fatherland Day.
Thirty volleys thundered, each of them – personalized. In particular, festive volleys were fired in honor of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, victory in the Great Patriotic War, the hero city of Leningrad, the Battle of Stalingrad, victories at Lake Peipsi, in the Battle of Borodino, at Cape Gangut, as well as in memory of other battles and victories.
Also on this day, solemn ceremonies laying wreaths and flowers at the Motherland Monument at the Piskarevskoye Cemetery and at the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad at Victory Square. The ceremonies were attended by veterans, representatives of administrations and public organizations.
Source: Российская Газета by rg.ru.
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