Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
27th December, 2015
The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu laid flowers at the monument to firemen and rescuers in Moscow. The Defense Minister for 20 years has headed the Ministry of Emergency Situations, which today celebrates 25 years since its formation. In addition to the Minister, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated the emergency workers also. The head of state noted that the Russian rescuers have proved their competence and their ability to act correctly, clearly and smoothly.