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Ekaterinburg Honored the Memory to the Heroes and Victims of the Great Patriotic War

22 июня 2009 21:12

Today on the 22nd of June 2009 - the Day of Remembrance and Mourning, the solemn-sorrowful ceremony was held at the memorial «Eternal Flame» at Kommunarov Square.

Flowers were laid on to the «Eternal Flame» by veterans, home front workers, representatives of public organizations, the first persons of Sverdlovsk region authorities, and representatives of the municipality. Participants paid tribute to the dead with a minute of silence.

It should be noted that the Day of Remembrance and Mourning on June, 22 is the day when the World War II began and is pointed to in accordance with Federal Law dated the 13th of March, 1995 «Of the days of military glory and anniversaries in Russia». Day of Remembrance and Mourning is a tribute of respect to fighting and labour feats by the older generation, to the memory of fellow countrymen who died during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. This year is the 68th one from the start date of the Great Patriotic War.

According to the press service of the City Hall, at the memorial «Eternal Flame» the earth from 12 regions of Russia and Belarus is gathered; from the places where there were fierce battles and where there are mass graves of soldiers.

As the Head of Ekaterinburg Arkady Chernetsky previously noted, it is important to convey the memory of the events of the Great Patriotic War to the younger generation, to those who will do everything to ensure that this never happens again.

Also today, with the support of the Administration of the city of Ekaterinburg there were held other events dedicated to the memory and grief. Thus, flowers were laid on in Arboretums Park to a memorable stone in Memory Alley of unknown fallen soldiers and at St. Michael's cemetery to the memorial of the dead soldiers. And in the House of Cinema a meeting of veterans hosted. Let's recall that currently 4570 participants of the Great Patriotic War and 51 thousand workers of the rear reside in Ekaterinburg.

фотограф: Анна Храновская

 
 



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