Opening Asia for Russia

The "Immortal Regiment" united more than 80 states in Asia, Europe and America

10.05.2018 109 просмотров

In Russia, as part of the Immortal Regiment campaign, about three thousand events were held, in which more than 10 million people took part.

The idea of holding the “Parade of Winners” belongs to Tyumen, where in 2007 for the first time residents came to the Victory Day with portraits of their front-line heroes. 

120 cities of Russia already held a solemn action. 

A year later, residents of 500 cities in seven countries of the world took to the streets with portraits of heroic relatives.

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This year's "Immortal Regiment" walked the streets of Latakia for the first time. Russian compatriots living in Syria asked their relatives to send them St. George's ribbons and photographs of participants in the Great Patriotic War from Russia in advance. 

Latakians marched in a column with portraits of their relatives who died in the war on terrorism. With special gratitude, to the sounds of the Russian anthem, they carried portraits of our servicemen - pilots, doctors, special forces - who gave their lives in the fight for peace in Syria.

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At the invitation of the Kremlin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the military parade in Moscow this year. According to TASS, the press secretary of the head of the Israeli government Anna Jonathan-Leus, in the procession of the "Immortal Regiment" he walked with a portrait of the Jewish hero of the Red Army, veteran of the Great Patriotic War, hero of the Soviet Union, Wolf Vilensky. 

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) during the procession of the Immortal Regiment in Moscow. Photo: Yuri Kochetkov/Pool Photo via AP

Five thousand people marched solemnly in Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos. The participants carried posters dedicated to the Great Victory. For the first time, the celebration of Victory Day in a foreign country was patronized by the head of state - President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades.

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More than 400 people joined Russian action in Beijing. Significantly more Chinese attended this year than last year. The "Immortal Regiment" proceeded to the monument to the Soviet pilot "The Soviet Falcon" by the Chinese sculptor Yuan Xikun to the songs of the war years. 

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Photo: Artem Ivanov/TASS

After the laying of flowers, the participants of the procession almost commemorated the heroes of the war with a moment of silence and launched a salute of rose petals into the sky.

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Monument to the Soviet pilot "Sokol Sokol". Photo: Russian Cultural Center in Beijing

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