Staff members of the Russian embassy here laid a wreath before the Liberation Tower on Monday to mark the national day of Russia.

Among those present at the wreath-laying ceremony was Ambassador Alexandr Matsegora.

The participants paid silent tribute to the fallen fighters of the Soviet Army after placing a wreath in the name of the embassy. Then they looked round the tower.

They also laid a wreath and bouquets and flowers at the cemetery of fallen fighters of the Soviet Army in Sadong District, Pyongyang.

Meanwhile, members of the Russian consulate general in Chongjin City placed wreaths at the Liberation Tower and the cemetery of fallen fighters of the Soviet Army in the city on the same day.