President Jacob Zuma has today, 8 May 2015, arrived in Moscow in the Russian Federation at the invitation of his counterpart President Vladimir Putin to attend the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The President will attend the annual Victory Day Celebrations tomorrow, which marks the then Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
President Zuma will also hold bilateral discussions with President Putin on the sidelines of the Victory Day Celebrations.
This visit will further cement the g and warm relations between South Africa and the Russian Federation, which are expressed through cooperation in political, economic, social, defence and security areas.
Earlier this year, the Russian Federation worked with South Africa to facilitate the historic repatriation of heroes of the struggle for liberation Mr JB Marks and Mr Moses Kotane back to South Africa. They were reburied in the North West province.
President Zuma is accompanied by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans.
Source : South African Government