Millions of people around the world celebrated November 11 - the centenary of the end of the First World War. In London, veterans gathered at the Cenotaph in Whitehall to honor the memory of the dead. Prince Charles laid a wreath at the symbolic grave on behalf of the Queen. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier became the first German leader who also laid a wreath at this monument.
Then thousands of people, including veterans of various military conflicts and relatives of soldiers of the First World War, marched past the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Queen Elizabeth II attended a memorial service at Westminster Abbey on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, joined by Prince Charles and other members of the royal family.
A commemorative wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Soviet war memorial in the park near the Imperial Military Museum. The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of London’s Southwark District, members of the British Parliament, diplomatic delegations, representatives of Russian and British state and public organizations, local authorities, and British veterans.
The ceremony at the memorial was organized by the Soviet Memorial Trust Fund with participation of the Society for Cooperation in Soviet and Russian Studies, the Embassy of Russia and the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London.