The President came to St. Petersburg to take part in the celebration of the Siege of Leningrad breakthrough.
RF President Vladimir Putin has awarded veterans of World War 2 with the 75th Victory Anniversary memorial medals. The ceremony was held in the Museum of the Siege of Leningrad.
The President reminded of the importance of the date. He added that all the veterans of the war will receive this medal.
In St. Petersburg, Anatoly Klimov, Valentina Andronova, Boris Feofanov, Ekaterina Tutorova were awarded.
At the meeting with the veterans, Vladimir Putin said that in the year of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, all the WW2 veterans and the persons equal to them will receive a one-time benefit of 75 thousand rubles ($1.2 thousand), and homefront workers will get 50 thousand rubles ($814).
Photo: St. Petersburg TV channel