The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has headed the Procession of the "Immortal regiment" in red square in the Russian capital. With a portrait of his father, who defended his Homeland from the Nazis, Putin goes together With thousands of Russian citizens whose relatives also fought in 1941-1945.
"Immortal regiment" is a public action, which is a marsh, When people carry pictures of their relatives who participated in the great Patriotic war. She held on 9 may (Victory Day in Russia and other countries of the world. Only the Russian Federation, as stated by the organizers, in the event are required to participate 1, 1 million people.
A column of people was held by the Belarusian square on Tverskaya-Yamskaya and Tverskaya streets through Okhotny Ryad to red square, Manezhnaya square. The procession will End in the area of Bolshoy Moskvoretsky bridge and on Moskvoretskaya embankment.
in the column of the magazine " Russian pioneer ", published on April 30, the head has told about memories fought father and mother, it was a miracle that they survived, But hatred of the German soldiers had, because they were caught in the circumstances, they were being driven to the front. He said His Dad passed military service in Sevastopol, in the squadron of submarines, was a sailor. When the War started, Dad Putin worked in a munitions factory, where was the so-called "reservation" for exemption from conscription. But Dad wrote a message that he wants on the front. He was sent to sabotage detachment of the NKVD and during one of the sorties He was injured.
This year, the year of the 70th anniversary of the great Patriotic war, the action takes place in a half dozen countries. Only in Russia the event will be held in more than 1,100 communities. And among them, it will involve Soldiers test cosmodrome Plesetsk - the Day of Victory, they in the military form of times of 1941-1945 will conduct military-historical restoration of a March of six soldiers of the great Patriotic war.
Marches were also planned in Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Israel, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Norway, South Korea, and similarly in Estonia and Ukraine.
the first time the event was held in Tomsk in 2012, When along the Central street of the city were more than 6 thousand people, carrying two thousand photos of participants of the great Patriotic war. In 2013, the campaign has already been held in 120 cities and Russia, and in 2014 "Immortal regiment" was held in five Russian cities and seven countries.
On may 9th, Russia celebrates a national holiday - the Day of Victory in great Patriotic war of 1941-1945.
The great Patriotic War began at dawn on 22 June 1941, When Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union. On her side were made by Romania, Italy, on 23 June they were joined by Slovakia, June 25 - Finland, 27 June - Hungary, August 16 - Norway.
The war lasted almost four and became the most major armed clash in the history of mankind.