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Sergei Shoigu Lays Wreath before Liberation Tower
Pyongyang, July 27 (KCNA) -- Sergei Shoigu, defence minister of the Russian Federation on a congratulatory visit to the DPRK on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War, laid a wreath before the Liberation Tower on Wednesday.

Present there were Kim Min Sop, vice-minister of National Defence of the DPRK, Im Chon Il, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and members of the Russian military delegation and Alexandr Matsegora, Russian ambassador to the DPRK.

Members of the guard of honor of the Korean People's Army lined up at the Liberation Tower.

The national anthems of the Russian Federation and the DPRK were played.

A wreath in the name of the Russian defence minister was placed at the Liberation Tower amid the playing of the wreath-laying music.

The participants paid tribute to the martyrs of the Soviet Army who unsparingly dedicated their lives to the sacred war for Korea's liberation in the noble internationalist spirit.

Then they went round the Liberation Tower.

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