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Mini-tour of the regions: one for all Victory

If there is a holiday in our country that can be called the main and revered by the overwhelming majority of Russian citizens, then this is certainly May 9 - Great Victory Day. She got an incredibly high price, and at the same time it is gratifying to realize that, despite many attempts by certain individuals to belittle the very role of the victory of the Soviet people over fascism, the greatness of the people's feat will not fade even after 68 years after the end of World War II. It is gratifying to know that fate gave us the right to live alongside those who managed to defend the independence of our state, and what we had and continue to have the opportunity to hear about the joy of the Great Victory day, first-hand.

9 May across Russia are various celebrations dedicated to Victory Day. We propose to conduct a small online trip to various regions of the country (and neighboring countries) and get acquainted with the ideas that are being realized on this truly bright day for Russia by various public organizations. Moreover, many of these ideas are aimed at the younger generation, which, due to a number of circumstances, no longer knows so much about the course and outcome of the Great Patriotic War. Pay tribute to veterans, bow their heads before the graves of the fallen and tell the representatives of modern youth about the big war - these are the three main aspects of the festivities held in the Russian regions (and not only, by the way, Russian).

We will begin our journey from the state, which in recent years has been increasingly associated with the country, which has actually sunk into the mud, the memory of the feat of Soviet soldiers. This is about Latvia. However, we will not confuse the attempts of the Latvian authorities, often acting on external orders, and those initiatives that come from ordinary Latvians with regard to veterans.

On the eve of 9 in May, an action was launched in the republic under the slogan "Help veterans". The action is being held for the fifth year in a row, and every year more and more residents of the republic are taking part in it. This year, a record number of Latvians who did not want to remain indifferent to this holiday took part in the action. In just a few days, actions to raise funds for Soviet veterans, for whom, by the way, absolutely no benefits and compensation payments were provided for in Latvia, managed to collect almost 90 thousand dollars. It is noteworthy that mainly Latvian youth participate in the “Help Veterans” campaign. It turns out that the Latvian boys and girls appreciated the feat of veterans of the Great Patriotic War, unlike the Latvian authorities ...

The collected funds went to the purchase of gifts to more than 2 thousands of veterans who now live in the territory of Latvia. Of course, this is the case when the price of a gift does not matter much. The main thing here is the attention that volunteers have to the older generation who have cleansed Europe of fascism. Veterans with eyes full of tears meet those Latvian schoolchildren and students who are honored to congratulate them on the Great Victory Day. These tears - for joy because many ordinary Latvian citizens remember the veterans and their exploits, and the grief that the Latvian authorities are still determined to rewrite history.

Voronezh region

On the eve of Victory Day, an action dedicated to the memory of Soviet soldiers who fell during the Great Patriotic War started in Victory Day in educational and preschool educational institutions of the region. Each person could, with his own hands, on a small piece of scarlet cloth, embroider the name, first name and rank of his ancestor who died during the war. May 9 during the Victory Parade in the cities of the region on the central squares will be carried the banners, made up of pieces of matter with the names of the soldiers, who were approaching the defeat of fascism. Subsequently, it is planned to put these scarlet banners in museums as part of the expositions dedicated to the Great Victory. Similar actions are held in Lipetsk, Rostov regions, Krasnoyarsk Krai.

Mini-tour of the regions: one for all Victory


Sochi pupils under the motto “Victory of the grandfather is my victory!” Will come out at the memorial procession with portraits of their ancestors who forged the Great Victory during the war years. In the Sochi City Hall reported that the procession will be held under the military marches and songs. The procession itself will emphasize the connection between generations.

St. Petersburg

In the city on the Neva River, on the eve of the Victory Day, the action “Gratitude of the Countrymen” took place. Anyone could write a greeting to the veteran and put this greeting in an envelope. The envelopes were delivered to veterans residing in the northern capital and the Leningrad region. A similar action was carried out in other regions of Russia: Tyumen, Sverdlovsk, Kurgan, Chelyabinsk regions, Bashkortostan, Udmurtia and other regions. In St. Petersburg, which bore the name Leningrad during the war, on May 9, the Wall of Victory campaign takes place. On it, young artists of the city in the form of graffiti will create graphic images of the Great Patriotic War. Guests of the action will be able to make their own touches to the overall picture with the help of professional artists.

Khabarovsk Krai

In this Far Eastern city, there is a wonderful exhibition “War and Memory”. The exhibition presents portraits of veterans, next to which are placed audio systems. Each visitor of the exhibition will be able not only to see the faces of those who forged the Great Victory in their time, but also to hear the 10-minute story - a story from the life of a veteran.

Belgorod region

Thousands of schoolchildren from various regions of Russia visited the famous Prokhorovsky Field memorial museum for several days in May. This is a place that literally breathes history. For many guys, a trip to the place of the largest tank battle in history made it possible to feel the magnitude of the battle that took place here about 70 years ago.

Sverdlovsk region

In Yekaterinburg, after the festive salute on Victory Day, it is planned to arrange an unusual in its colorful action. The night sky should literally bloom with carnations, peonies, daisies and other flora. This picture will be seen by citizens who will come to special viewing platforms in order to observe the fireworks, dedicated to the celebration of the 68 anniversary of the Victory.

Ceremonial events will be held in all Russian regions. We offer our readers to add material on the celebration of Victory Day with noteworthy data from their regions (states). We count on the publication of positive materials.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 9 May 2013 08: 07
    Add from Primorye.
    Victory Parade has passed! All is well, festive. There were naval French and Americans.
    Well, not talking about them today.
    Happy Holidays to all participants, veterans, with the Great Victory!
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 9 May 2013 15: 48
      Do you have access to ships of the French and US Navy?
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 10 May 2013 01: 13
        Yes, they did in honor of the holiday. Sorry to answer late. Comp.
  2. kmike
    kmike 9 May 2013 08: 10
    Yes, we have something to be proud of!
  3. MG42
    MG42 9 May 2013 08: 20
    Victory was forged not only at the fronts but also in the rear of the Motherland. Without the selfless labor of the citizens of the USSR, without tanks and shells and food produced in the rear >>> it was impossible to defeat the war machine of the Vermarcht. A holiday of all cities, each made its own contribution, separately of course the hero cities. Happy Victory Day!
  4. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 9 May 2013 09: 01
    He took the children, I’ll also go to the rally, we will lay flowers at the obelisk, all happy holiday !!!
  5. Drappier
    Drappier 9 May 2013 09: 09
    Dear users of this wonderful portal, on the occasion of the holiday of Great Victory !!!!
  6. Civil
    Civil 9 May 2013 09: 38
    I’ll also go to Victory Park, look at the Eternal Flame
  7. Alexan
    Alexan 9 May 2013 09: 56
    Welcome back of the Suvorov-Nakhimovites and "parades" to Red Square. Does everything really depend on the minister, and nothing more? Is there anyone above him? Stupidity
    1. ia-ai00
      ia-ai00 9 May 2013 10: 32
      Why not. Medvedev "commanded the parade", he "blessed" the Liberasts and "human rights defenders" to trample on all the merits of the country, through whose lips the country has almost knelt before the whole world.
  8. proningv
    proningv 9 May 2013 10: 36
    Minister Shoigu, you are taking the Victory Honor Parade, and not inspecting the emergency site. Where is your dressing, shoulders deployed, chin high. Gentlemen, image-makers-fuckers you.
    1. Drednout
      Drednout 9 May 2013 12: 36
      Not sitting at least, but not a white horse does not leave.
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      2. polly
        polly 9 May 2013 19: 59
        White horse for other heroes!
    2. woland05
      woland05 9 May 2013 16: 59
      Yes, God be with you, comrade! For once, the Minister of Defense in uniform appeared, for which honor and praise be to him!
  9. Suhov
    Suhov 9 May 2013 10: 52
    May 9 is a Victory at the cost of millions of people who never knew about this day.
  10. Egoza
    Egoza 9 May 2013 11: 46
    Add! Kharkiv! Ukraine!
    There is a real parade. And an interesting point. Enthusiasts have restored 6 vehicles from the Second World War. Those same front-line workers who delivered ammunition, took out the wounded and much more. They also took part in the parade today. But the young guys who drove these cars at the parade, then said: "How difficult it is to drive them! And how did the drivers cope if they fell under the bombardment? Dodged the diving planes? HOW DID THEY DROP? !!!!" Cope, like all warriors. because in those years people possessed an indestructible WILL AND A STRIP FOR VICTORY! ETERNAL MEMORY TO YOU! HEALTH AND LONG YEARS OF LIFE, DEAR VETERANS!
    1. MG42
      MG42 9 May 2013 13: 57
      Quote: Egoza
      Kharkiv! Ukraine!
      A real parade is taking place.

      As far as I know, in Kharkov the Victory Day parade has been held for several years. years in a row, you can even see how veterans of the Second World War carry a portrait of Stalin. This is last year's photo >>>
    2. Kaa
      Kaa 9 May 2013 17: 29
      Quote: Egoza
      Enthusiasts restored 6 cars of the Second World War.
      Zaporozhye, Ukraine. Also restored. and the parades were not interrupted for a year.
  11. Yarbay
    Yarbay 9 May 2013 12: 03
    Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited May 9 - on Victory Day, a tombstone twice to the hero of the Soviet Union, Azi Aslanov.

    APA reports that the president and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva laid flowers at his monument and paid tribute to those who died in the war.

    Then the head of state met with veterans of the Great Patriotic War, held a conversation with them.

    The event was attended by state and government officials, members of the Milli Majlis, and representatives of the public.
  12. Egoza
    Egoza 9 May 2013 12: 09
    A joint Ukrainian-Russian parade was held in Sevastopol
    The ceremony was attended by more than 1,5 thousand soldiers.
    Military equipment was used for the first time in a joint parade of sailors of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia and the Ukrainian Navy, which was held in honor of Victory Day in the city of Sevastopol, said Captain 1st Rank captain Vyacheslav Trukhachev, head of the information support department of the Black Sea Fleet.
    "The parade was received by the commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Vice-Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov and the commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Vice-Admiral Yury Ilyin. The commanders toured the parade line of the military personnel of the two states and congratulated the sailors on Victory Day," Trukhachev said.
    According to him, for the first time military equipment took part in the parade. The combined mechanized convoy included 24 combat vehicles of the coastal forces of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia and the Ukrainian Navy.
    Trukhachev said that more than 1600 troops took part in the solemn passage along the central street of Sevastopol. By tradition, the parade was opened by a consolidated company of drummers and sailors of the Black Sea Fleet in the form of the Ground Forces, Air Force and Navy of the Great Patriotic War, as well as banner groups that carried a copy of the Victory Banner, the State Flag of the Russian Federation, the flag of the Armed Forces of Russia, as well as copies of the standards 10 fronts.
    Festive events in the hero city of Sevastopol will end with artillery fireworks and fireworks.
    In Lviv, veterans were "congratulated" on Victory Day with posters "i, go home"
    A red flag was unfolded on the Champ de Mars for a couple of minutes, and a small spontaneous rally was held on the Hill of Glory.
    In Lviv, on the Hill of Glory, events are held in honor of Victory Day. To avoid confrontation over red flags, this year the official celebration took place without any flags, including state ones. It is reported by ZIK.
    However, after the laying of flowers on the Hill of Glory, a spontaneous rally and dispute arose over the Second World War. Several people, who introduced themselves as former "svobodovtsy", came with posters "i, go home" and "Get out vbivtsi". The police urged people to fold the posters, arguing that they were banned from any events other than official ones.
    On the Champ de Mars, where today flowers were laid on the graves of the dead with St. George ribbons, the events were calm. However, after the requiem, a group of elderly people, led by the head of the local organization PSPU, nevertheless unfurled a red flag. But at the request of the police he was folded in just two minutes.
    Forgive us veterans! But the red flag will still unfold over the whole of Ukraine! We will finish these reptiles! And there will be a PARADE again! JOINT PARADE!
  13. builder74
    builder74 9 May 2013 13: 42
    Happy Victory Day!
  14. saygon66
    saygon66 9 May 2013 13: 56
    - Just returned from the parade: the people are darkness, good photos could not be made ...
    1. saygon66
      saygon66 9 May 2013 14: 44
      All the streets adjacent to the Square were filled with people, I really wanted to remove the passage of columns ...
      1. saygon66
        saygon66 9 May 2013 14: 49
        - Veterans ..
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    3. saygon66
      saygon66 9 May 2013 14: 47
      Marines cordoned off ...
  15. lars
    lars 9 May 2013 14: 01
    I join in the congratulations! Happy holiday to all!
    Even the merchants were imbued (I hope sincerely).
    I receive a ribbon and a magnet in the Victoria store - I am glad! Then I look closely at the magnet and get a little upset: the inscription "Victory weapon" (somehow cut), then the inscription "IL-2 attack aircraft" and the image, but the image of LA-5 (or rather LA-7). A trifle, maybe not worth paying attention to, but the real image of the legendary stormtrooper could be found. The one who made the magnet does not know the IL-2. Maybe just carelessness, but memory ...
    I understand that it is not critical, but something warped.
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 9 May 2013 15: 50
      China. They know little about Europe.
      1. Aljavad
        Aljavad 9 May 2013 17: 36
        and La and Il delivered to them. They are just the same and far away. Not their story.
        I am ashamed of those who ordered and accepted the work.
  16. Aljavad
    Aljavad 9 May 2013 14: 35
  17. polly
    polly 9 May 2013 15: 55
    I arrived today in Snegiri, which is on the Volokolamsk highway near the city of Istra, there is a large memorial complex at the site of fierce battles near the capital itself in 1941. There are many monuments and monuments, Soviet and enemy equipment, and lists, lists, lists of fallen heroes .. A beautiful sunny day, people with flowers in their hands congratulate the veterans and each other, and all the boards with the dead soldiers and the foot of the obelisks in flowers. Children in military uniforms sewn for them delight, there are a lot of them and they are proud of this - it just pleases. There is a festive concert going on at the monument to Siberians, and at the other end of the field, soldiers' kitchens are already smoking. The joyful atmosphere of a great holiday ... The monument to "SIBERIANS" is especially close to me (I would add the word "FAR EAST"!) I am always looking for one of them, missing missing in 1943, but unsuccessfully ...
  18. Muxalet
    Muxalet 9 May 2013 20: 07
    Ukraine, Rivne region, "Bandera region". Look how nationalists "humiliate", "insult" the veterans of the Great Patriotic War. People stop trusting zombie boxes, trust each other. It is not our fault that our grandfathers fought on different sides of the barricades, each had its own truth. And we, their grandchildren and granddaughters, managed to fall in love with each other and create strong families ... and we already have children who will find it very difficult to explain why in 2013 the "states" denigrated nations and peoples, time will put everything in its place. Happy May 9 everyone!
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 9 May 2013 21: 04
      Quote: Muxalet
      everyone had their own truth

      Here you explain this to "Freedom"!
      In Ternopol, as a result of the conflict that arose on May 9 between law enforcement officers and the “Svobodovites” in the Glory Park, six people were detained. This was announced by the deputy chief of the regional police Vasily Obleshchuk.
      "Law enforcement officials gave more than 70 veterans, representatives of the Communist Party the opportunity to go to the graves of Soviet soldiers and lay flowers, although representatives of Svoboda did not allow this. Six people were detained during the conflict," the security official said.
      According to him, video surveillance was carried out during the event, so it is possible to track the actions of all participants in the confrontation. In particular, law enforcement officials already know who threw smoke bombs into the column of veterans.
      As for the detainees, they were taken to the police station, where after explaining and signing the relevant protocols they would be released, Obleschuk noted.
      May 9 in the Ternopil region held 29 public events. During their conduct, the protection of public order is provided by more than six hundred law enforcement officials, including the special units “Falcon” and “Griffin”.
      Source: URAINFORM
      1. Muxalet
        Muxalet 9 May 2013 22: 25
        1. Why were the remaining 300 winds allowed to pass freely and there were no incidents?
        2. Why did members of the Communist Party and veterans of 70 people assemble a separate rally and go on a separate route?
        3. Those people who provoked the scuffle and allegedly called themselves "svobodovtsy" I hope they will be punished.
        4. And why did all the central media suddenly find themselves on command near this small unauthorized procession, and not on the central square of Ternopol, where participants of World War II were honored? Doesn’t it seem strange to you?
  19. ruslan7608
    ruslan7608 9 May 2013 21: 13
    All with Victory Day !!! I was at the parade in Ulyanovsk. Everything was beautiful and worthy. In the center of the city cars were installed on them posters with information that Ulyanovsk and the region gave the front which hospitals and enterprises were located on the territory of the region during the war . Demonstrative performances of paratroopers from the 31 brigade of the Airborne Forces. Exhibition of equipment of the 31 brigade, and service of the Ministry of Emergencies.
  20. Egoza
    Egoza 9 May 2013 21: 29
    On Victory Day, as part of the Immortal Regiment campaign, more than 10 thousand residents of Dnipropetrovsk, led by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Vilkul, passed a column with photographs of their front-line relatives.
    “I walked in a convoy, and how thousands of Dnepropetrovsk carried a portrait of my grandfather. He went through the entire war from 1941 to 1945. And when I was walking in the convoy, I asked myself the question: “Can these young guys who go with photographs of soldiers be able to get up, like their grandfathers and great-grandfathers, with grenades on the tank and fight with superior enemy forces?” - said Vilkul, - I walked in a column, I saw their eyes and I know the answer: “Yes! We can, and God forbid our enemies to come against us. These guys will be able to set the Victory flag! ”
    The event was also attended by the chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration Dmitry Kolesnikov and the chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk regional council Yevgeny Udod.
    “Each family has its own war heroes who fought against the Nazi invaders, who fought for freedom, peace and the life of future generations. In order to preserve the memory of veterans of the Great Patriotic War, the action "Immortal Regiment" was founded, UNIAN reports.
    Within its framework, a special site was created, on which everyone can tell about the war hero from his family and post his photos, ”said Vilkul.
    Now the site has already posted about 7000 photographs of soldiers of the Great Patriotic War and the action continues. “This year, as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the battle for the Dnieper, photo expositions for libraries and school museums of the region will be created from the photographs that are posted on the site,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.
  21. Drosselmeyer
    Drosselmeyer 9 May 2013 21: 58
    In Sevastopol was one of the best parades in a decade. People spontaneously sang war songs and on their own initiative bought flowers for delivery to veterans. But in Kiev, scum, they didn’t hold the parade. Happy Victory Day to all.
  22. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 9 May 2013 22: 00
    Report from Israel soldier And an eternal bow to all the soldiers who crushed Nazism. Alive and dead!
    Several hundred veterans of the Second World War marched on the morning of May 9 through the central streets of Jerusalem as part of the annual Victory Parade. Along with them were the Minister of Absorption Sofa Landver (NDI), the general director of this department Dmitry Apartsev, the head of the parliamentary commission on aliyah and absorption Konstantin Razvozov (Yesh Atid), deputy Rina Frenkel (Yesh Atid), Deputy Mayor of the capital Masha Novikov. The parade was accompanied by an orchestra and many young Israelis, among whom were many IDF servicemen. 
    The festive parade was held in the morning of May 9 in Ashdod, where World War II veterans and Ashdod youth - more than 600 people - marched along one of the central streets of the city in a single formation. The meeting that took place later was opened by the chairman of the organizing committee of the Parade, Deputy Mayor Vladimir Gershov. He congratulated all veterans and all Ashdod residents on Victory Day, noting the great importance of the connection between generations and the importance of preserving the memory of the heroic past of the grandfathers and great-grandfathers of today's youth. With a minute of silence, all those present paid tribute to the memory of those killed during the Second World War. Then the Mayor of Ashdod, Dr. Ihiel Lasri, Vice-Mayor Boris Giterman, the head of the Ashdod branch of the Union of Disabled Fighters against Nazism, Efraim Paperny, the head of the Ashdod branch of the Union of World War II Veterans, Mihaid Dendze, Chairman of the Amut of Former Ghetto Prisoners and concentration camps Aron Molotkovsky, president of the international coalition "Helping Hand" Andzhey Gazirovsky.
    On May 10, a similar Victory Parade will be held in Haifa. It will become the anniversary, tenth, in a row. It is organized by the Department of Culture of the City Administration of Absorption. According to the organizers, it should become the largest Victory Parade outside Israel and hundreds of war veterans from all cities in the north of the country will come to participate in it.
  23. Red777
    Red777 9 May 2013 22: 01
    All on the occasion of the Great Victory !!! Long live the Soviet soldiers who gave us and the whole world a chance at life and freedom !!!!
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  25. Seraph
    Seraph 9 May 2013 22: 25
    Christ is Risen! Happy Victory Day!
    I’m not telling you about this year, but I think it’s still interesting: how the Yaroslavl diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church prepared for this day and spent it several years ago. I then served in Rostov and took part in the preparation on May 9th.
    They began the procession of the cross. Usually, May 9 falls on Easter days or the days before Easter, so the procession is always joyful, with an abundance of banners and banners. We agreed with the Yaroslavl Higher Anti-Aircraft Missile Command School, railwaymen or other military men: a brass band went with us. The result was a military-spiritual procession. A memorial service was served at the Leontief Memorial Cemetery for fallen soldiers and deceased veterans. A memorial ceremony was held there. Hundreds of children-pupils of the Rostov Cadet Corps, military-patriotic clubs of Yaroslavl and the region, the Orthodox gymnasium of Yaroslavl laid flowers on the graves and at the monument after the speech of our lord and a moment of silence. Then the guard of honor gave three volleys. The military band played the anthem of Russia. Short words were also said from veterans and authorities (if there were any). Then in an organized manner, on buses, we went to the diocesan administration, where they set up a stage and a field kitchen. An extensive cultural program was always prepared: with songs, a waltz. And, of course, soldier’s porridge and gifts for all veterans. Vladyka Kirill personally approached everyone and presented a commemorative medal to the Yaroslavl diocese, flowers, and material assistance. Our fathers and grandfathers - veterans cried, rejoiced, in all those present there was a sense of unity and pride in the Motherland. In general, a favorite holiday ...
    All this was possible thanks to the enthusiasm and energy of our lord, the participation of the military of the Yaroslavl garrison, the love of our parishioners by May 9. All the funds for the congregation were collected by the parishes of the diocese (they did not spend a penny of budget money for the spiteful critics).
    psIf interested, search the Internet for the Ensemble of the Clergy of the Yaroslavl Diocese "Songs of the War Years" - I really like how the fathers perform