Her Majesty Queen Sirikit laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, near the Kremlin Wall, on the second day of her state visit to the Russian Federation on 3 July 2007.
Her Majesty paid respect to soldiers who had sacrificed their lives in defence of the Soviet Union during the World War II. At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, Her Majesty was welcomed by the military commandant of Moscow, the Thai Ambassador to Russia, and the Russian Chief of Protocol.
Later, Her Majesty the Queen arrived at the Red Square at St. Basil Church, which is one of the best known buildings of Russia. After a stroll in the Red Square, she proceeded to see the Dormition (Assumption) Church, one of the three churches inside the Kremlin Wall, where all the tsar had their coronations. Her Majesty then went to see the Armoury Chamber, which is considered one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, and the Diamond Fund within the Armoury Chamber.
Also in the day, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej sent a royal message to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the auspicious occasion of the 110th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Russia.
In the royal message, His Majesty expressed confident that Queen Sirikit's state visit to the Russian Federation as his representative in that significant occasion will result in further strengthening the close bonds of friendship between the two countries and their peoples.