Come to lay a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier near Kremlin in Moscow, the Russian president has not had a chance with the weather. The water spouts pouring down on him seem to have had no effect on his pace.
The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, remained motionless in the pouring rain during the national anthem on the occasion of the Memorial Day ceremony and grief at the beginning of the Second World War called ” Great Patriotic War “in the Soviet Union and then in Russia.
— RT (@RT_com) June 22, 2017
Very little spoiled by the weather, President Putin did not allow himself to be intimidated by the deluge that was falling on him. Without an umbrella or protection, it remained completely motionless until the last note of the national anthem. He then continued his journey without apparent discomfort.
An unusual situation that is reminiscent of those to which his former French counterpart, François Hollande, had to face several times during his mandate and which had aroused many reactions and taunts.
On 22 June Russia and former Soviet Union countries began the Great Patriotic War against the Nazis between 1941 and 1945, which cost the lives of nearly 26 million Soviets.
The video was filmed at the time of the laying of a wreath of flowers on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden, which is located near the Kremlin in Moscow. Despite the inclement weather, President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev and a large number of officials and soldiers attended ceremonies without an umbrella.