According to President Vladimir Putin, the Action "Immortal regiment" is evidence that the citizens of Russia commemorating the deceased in the great Patriotic war.
"This is a sign that we will keep the bar high, they (the defenders of the Fatherland) put. It also speaks of our confidence in their abilities and in a happy future for our children ", - Putin said, RIA " Novosti ".
"I think that my Dad, like millions and millions of ordinary soldiers, he was a soldier, had the right to pass on this area, but fate was such that not everyone could pass on red square. I am very happy that my Dad is with me, in my hands, his portrait, and hundreds of thousands of other ordinary people, ordinary soldiers, war workers, have the opportunity now to appear in the red square, albeit in photos of their loved ones, but they deserve It, " added Putin. First of Putin with a portrait of his father, who defended his Homeland from the Nazis, stood at the head of the procession "Immortal regiment" in red square in the Russian capital. All the Action was attended by over 300 thousand People. The action "Immortal regiment" were held in the far East and Siberia, and similarly in Grozny. The number of participants in events at home, in Tomsk, the expertise of the organizers, was a record - about 30 thousand People. All across the country in the Action plan to engage more than 1 million people. The action "Immortal regiment" was held in Tomsk in 2012. A year later she was engulfed 120 cities in 2014 - five cities in seven countries. In the past year with portraits of fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers have passed more than half a million people. In 2015, the Event officially became the Russian. The expertise of the facilitators, the participants will be over a million people in the world. To hold the "Immortal regiment" In the current year is expected to more than than a thousand settlements. In addition to Russia, the Action will take part South Korea, Austria, Belarus, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Norway, Ukraine, USA, Estonia.