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Putin to lay wreath in memory of Russian war dead

THE SLOVAK Foreign Affairs Ministry announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to lay a wreath at the Slavín memorial built in honour of 7,000 Russian soldiers killed in the liberation of Bratislava in World War II.

Putin will also meet veterans of the 1944 Slovak National Uprising against Nazism.

The Russian president will start his visit to Slovakia on Thursday February 24 in summit talks with US President George Bush at Bratislava castle.

Putin will also talk to the highest Slovak officials, the TASR news agency reported.

Prepared by Marta Ďurianová from press reports

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