On April 25, 1945, Soviet and American troops met at the River Elbe, near the town of Torgau in Germany, a key milestone in the end of the Second World War. The meeting marked that Americans advancing from the West and Soviets advancing from the East has successfully cut Nazi Germany in two.
Participants of the historical encounter of the Soviet and American troops on the River Elbe, Ivan Mozgovenko and Frank Cohn, attended Tuesday's ceremony.
The ceremony took place as part of the Victory Day celebrations in Russia to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Russia will be holding its annual Victory Day parade on May 9. Some 26 state leaders have confirmed their intention to visit Moscow and join the celebrations in 2015.