The Russians will light millions of candles in memory of the fallen in the great Patriotic war

The Russians will light millions of candles in memory of the fallen in the great Patriotic war

MOSCOW, June 22. /TASS/. Memorable actions devoted to Day of memory and grief, will be held in all parts of the Russian Federation. Across the country will be lowered national flags, radio and TV channels are recommended to exclude from the program of entertainment and advertising.

“Watch of memory. Eternal flame” — the largest Russian event devoted to Day of memory and grief, traditionally starting on the night of 22 June in many cities of Russia.

In Moscow, the action is held for the 26th time. This year the ceremony of laying flowers to the Tomb of the Unknown soldier in the Alexander garden will begin at 3 o’clock in the morning. The venue will set points with an audio broadcast military songs and screens, which will be shown milita. At four o’clock in the morning the voice of Yuri Levitan announced the beginning of the war. After laying flowers, the participants of the “memory Watch” will honor the memory of victims minute of silence.

The first person

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the ceremony of laying wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier in the Alexander garden in memory of the defenders of the Motherland who died in the battles against the Nazi invaders. This was reported by the press service of the Kremlin.

Together with the head of state participated in the ceremony, according to tradition, taking the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet, the leadership of the Kremlin administration, members of the Federal Assembly, representatives of the Generalitat, of the major faiths. Also wreaths and flowers at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier lay members of the Moscow government, deputies of the Moscow city Duma.

“Watch of memory. Eternal flame” and includes a “linear memory”: along the Krymskaya embankment will light 1418 of lights symbolizing each day of the war. Anyone who wants to pay tribute to veterans past the Great Patriotic war, will be able to light my own memorial candle.

The first candle on 21 June at 21:30 lit the participant of the great Patriotic war, and the last — last day of war will ignite the young great-grandson of the witness of those events. The candle will burn until midnight on June 23. The shares will be established stands with electronic resources of the Ministry of defense of Russia with information about those killed during the great Patriotic war and about their awards. The campaign will be finished with a performance of “Will to live” with participation of famous young actors, stars of the popular domestic television series and feature films. In the eyes of the audience the characters will survive the four long years of war.

From Kaliningrad to Vladivostok

In many cities, the action “Candle of memory” will be when war came. The first Nazi bombs fell on Sevastopol on 22 June 1941 in 3 hours and 13 minutes, at this time, according to tradition, hundreds of residents gather at the Memorial of heroic defense of the city in 1941-1942, and to light candles in memory of the soldiers and civilians. In the hero-city of Volgograd at 4 a.m. in the Church of All Saints on Mamayev Kurgan, the believers will pray for the repose of the souls of the fallen soldiers and civilians killed in the war.

In Saint-Petersburg on June 22 will host the “Scarlet skies of the 41st of the year” — high school students released thousands of red balloons.

In memory of not returning from the front 278 thousand of the Urals and about every day in the great Patriotic war in Yekaterinburg to the trees of a birch Avenue, citizens, students, cadets 1418 will attach bells with ribbons, and at noon in all the cities of the region will include a siren alert system warned residents in the EMERCOM of Russia in Sverdlovsk region.

An important part of the Day of memory and grief in Perm will be awarding the order of Courage to parents of Junior Sergeant Ildus Kuchukbaev, who was mortally wounded March 24, 2017 during the attack members of the terrorist group on a military camp in Chechnya.

In Kalmykia in the area between the villages Utoy and Hulhulau today will open the monument to soldiers killed in the battle of Santikos tract. Here in 1942 during the battle were killed or missing, according to different data, from 600 to 900 people. For memorial selected an unusual form of combat cartridge.

In Kaliningrad the Post number 1 will be the Eternal flame at the memorial “Monument to 1200 soldiers-the guards” who fell in the battles for Koenigsberg. There will be laying flowers and a moment of silence, participation in the action taken by the acting Governor Anton Alikhanov. And at the other end of Russia — in Vladivostok — the Day of memory and grief, residents will lay flowers and wreaths at the Eternal flame and the memorial Wall the memorial complex “Battle glory of the Pacific fleet.”


Charity Foundation “Memory of generations” near red square in Moscow and on the Crimean embankment will install the boxes: all who want to help veterans, will be available from volunteers badges “Red carnation” in exchange for a donation of any size. Funds will be used for the purchase of medicines, rehabilitation, psychological assistance to wards Fund. The Fund helps not only those who won the victory in the great Patriotic War and participants of the counter-terrorism operations in the North Caucasus, fighting in the Republic of Afghanistan as well as veterans, to carry out a special mission in the Syrian Arab Republic. A similar event will be held in the Chuvash Republic.

As of 1 April 2017, according to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, Russia is home to about 1.8 million people with disabilities and veterans of the great Patriotic war, persons equated to them, as well as members of the families of the deceased invalids and participants of war.

The road of courage

Thursday demilitarized armored column “Road of Courage” from the BTR and BRDM, which began the movement from Moscow on 17 June, will take part in commemorative events in Brest. In the framework of more than 15 pieces of demilitarized equipment will pass in Moscow, Odintsov, Golitsyn, Mozhaisk, Vyazma, Smolensk, Orsha, Minsk, Brest, Byaroza and return back to Moscow. All in all, the armored column will overcome 2.3 thousand km, route, which, according to the organizers, “exactly what which was defended by our troops in 1941-m to year”. It is expected that participants will set a record that will be included in the Russian Book of records “as the long March, performed on the armored vehicles.”

In Vyborg will host the annual memorial March “Transendence RAID”, dedicated to the memory of sailors of the Baltic fleet and Marines, killed in the fighting in viipurinlahti Bay. In memory of them representatives of youth and veteran organizations will be immersed in the waters of the Bay wreaths. In Tyumen pupils of the search group “memory of the heart” will become the participants of the expedition “Siberia: roads of Victory”, which will take place on the route Tyumen-Yalutorovsk.

The members of the Patriotic clubs and search groups from 9 regions of the Northwest district will go on June 22 foot March on the ground fighting troops of the Volkhov front in 1942 in the Novgorod region. The young patriots will have to overcome 12 miles on difficult terrain. The guys will be dressed in soldiers uniform of the sample 1941 with copies of the front-line equipment. With them in the convoy will move tanks T-34, T-38, GAZ-67, GAZ-AA and ZIS-5, and several artillery systems.

Concerts and installations

In Victory Park in Moscow, the capital authorities by June 22, mounted an installation of led strips “Live fire”. This design is on a metal frame with a height of 20 meters, which simulates the flame of Eternal fire. At 14:00 at the foot of the Victory monument on Poklonnaya hill held a rally-Requiem, which will be more than 2 thousand people. The event included dance performances on the theme of the most famous songs about the war. The culmination of the theatrical action will be a Minute of silence in memory of the fallen.

In the Moscow international House of music will feature Mozart’s Requiem performed by the Moscow State academic choir them. Kozhevnikova and Chamber orchestra “Instrumental Capella” by Victor Lutsenko. The work consists of 12 parts — supplication for the gift of peace, the salvation of souls and pictures of the last judgment.

But the climax of a memorable day in Ryazan will be the concert of people’s artist of the RSFSR Kobzon in the Philharmonic hall.