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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. (*)