Medvedev honors Soviet troops at Warsaw monument

07 Dec

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, center, and his wife Svetlana Medvedeva, left, walk after a wreath laying ceremony at a monument dedicated to thousands of Soviet officers and troops killed during World War II while driving Nazi Germans from the city, in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Medvedev was in Warsaw on a two-day visit to improve historically troubled relations. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)


December 07, 2010 WARSAW, Poland  (KATAKAMI / WASHINGTONPOST.COM) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has paid tribute to Soviet troops killed in World War II at a memorial in Warsaw.

Tuesday’s ceremony brought to an end a two-day visit to Warsaw hailed by both Polish and Russian leaders as a breakthrough in improving their historically troubled relations.

Medvedev walked solemnly behind soldiers who placed a wreath at a large monument to the thousands of Soviet troops killed while driving the Nazis from Warsaw during World War II. His wife, Svetlana, followed him and placed long-stemmed red roses.

Medvedev is traveling next to Brussels for a meeting with European Union leaders.  (*)

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