on 22 June in memory of the fallen in the great Patriotic war lit candles. Memorial campaign involves all of Russia and went far beyond it. And in Moscow, in the Alexander garden, the President laid a wreath at the eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here were the veterans on 9 may could not come to the memorial because of a pandemic and quarantine measures.
the Silence in the heart of Moscow is such that even against the backdrop of chimes you hear the birds singing. Stop at the eternal flame in the Alexander garden are soldiers of guard of honor of cadets. Near – veterans of the great Patriotic war.
the President with the veterans personally greeted, shaking hands. And almost everyone says something to the President. And one of the soldiers holds out a letter to Vladimir Putin, the President immediately accepts it. According to tradition, the first day of the war and Victory Day laid wreaths at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the remains of the red army, discovered in 1966 near Zelenograd. The ashes were taken to the capital in December of the same year, and honorably buried in the presence of marshals Zhukov and Rokossovsky. Today, there is mounted a wreath with ribbon in Russian flag colors with a gold inscription, which reads: “to the Unknown Soldier from the President of the Russian Federation”.
After a moment of silence, military band played the Russian national anthem. Veterans and cadets laid to the eternal fire red carnations. Along the Kremlin wall with the flag of Russia held a solemn March troops representing three kinds of armed forces: Ground forces, Air and space forces and the Navy.
Here in the granite alley of cities-heroes Vladimir Putin laid flowers at it. On every block of dark-red porphyry – the name of the city inside brought out a capsule with the ground. A total of 12 hero cities, including Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk, Kerch, Sevastopol. And here is a stele in honor of cities of military glory. All of them 45.
to Pay tribute to everyone who diedat in world is the task that was set before the volunteers, among whom is the famous actor Vasily Lanovoi. This all-Russian action “memory Garden”, in across the country planted 27 million trees. Each focuses on a specific character.
“Now, on Poklonnaya hill will grow a tree in memory of mom and dad because they gave his strength, his power, his unselfishness to our country,” – said Lanovyi.
In memory of the fallen across the country today for the first time declared a nationwide minute of silence, which was joined, in particular, Krasnoyarsk, Ussuriysk, Kaliningrad, Bryansk. And in the Krasnodar region reburied the remains of 12 soldiers who defended in the mountains of the Kuban access to strategic point – the port of Tuapse, where the Nazis never broke.
on the Day of memory and grief, “everyone needs to remember the names, acts, feats and the loss of the great Soviet generation, which won” is the words of the CPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov. The Communists in Moscow, laid a wreath and flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
And, of course, particularly has responded in the hearts of Russians the action “Candle of memory”. It brings together all the regions, from Chukotka to Kaliningrad.
Sakhalin members of the youth organization “Volunteers of Victory” recreated the image of the poster “the Motherland calls. In Sevastopol, the candles are lit the black sea fleet sailors and the children of those who survived the Nazi occupation. In waters of the Sevastopol Bay lowered the boats. In Nizhny Novgorod in Victory Park burned a large hole star. The event was attended by combat veterans. And in Yaroslavl were especially numerous children. Using candles, they portrayed the dove of peace and wrote the word “Remember”.
1418 candles – one for each day that continued the Great Patriotic war – lit in Moscow. Everyone will find their special date associated with the war. The candle will burn until the evening. But the flame itself, as the memory of those events will not go out ever. An eternal flame burns in thousands of towns and villages throughout Russia.