Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin unveiled a monument dedicated to the victims of the Siege of Leningrad, in Jerusalem on Thursday.

Netanyahu said that the Soviet “sacrifice and contribution” during WWII should not be forgotten in “the eradication of the Nazi monster.”

In his speech, President Putin hoped that the monument "will remain for a long time, I hope, for centuries. And you can unveil it in different ways. But the way you did it today... Thank you."

The event is part of the 5th World Holocaust Forum taking place in Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance centre on Thursday.

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