The action “Immortal regiment” was held in USA on Saturday, 6 may. As reported TASS the President of the “Russian youth of America” Igor Kochan, attended by a total of more than four thousand people.
The procession, organised with the support of the coordinating Council of organizations of Russian compatriots in the United States (CARS) was held in new York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Denver, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia. In Washington, the participants marched from the White house to the world war II memorial on the National Mall.
According to the Head in a number of cities American students worked as volunteers, pasted photographs, and helped in the organization.
“Immortal regiment” was held on the Victory Day. During the memorial procession, the participants carry pictures of their relatives who fought in the great Patriotic war. The first such event was held in Tomsk in 2007. According to polls, 96 percent of Russians approve of this initiative. In 2017, the holding of the “Immortal regiment” planned in 64 countries.
On Friday, the state news Agency of Tajikistan “Khovar” has reported that the action “Immortal regiment” will be held in Dushanbe, as it was not originally included in the plan of festive events in honor of Victory Day in the Republic. It was noted that the Islamic tradition does not allow Muslims to appear on the streets with portraits of the dead.
The security Service of Ukraine said that there are no grounds to ban the event in Kiev. The Agency promised to take measures to prevent possible provocations.