TASS quotes the president of the society “Russian Youth of America” Igor Kochan:
In the US, 9 May, unfortunately, is not a day off. But for our compatriots it is especially important to feel the celebration of the Victory, which is celebrated in the homeland, thereby feeling unity, intimacy with Russia. We tried to coincide with the rally to 9 in May to please our veterans, blockade, "children of war" and all those for whom the holiday is the most important in the year. Interest in our common stories on the part of the Americans significantly increases every year.
Over the course of several days, more than 25 thousand St. George ribbons were distributed in the USA, and about 2 thousand people took part in the Immortal Regiment march. The action was attended not only by residents of New York, but also residents of Philadelphia, Los Angeles and other American cities.
Igor Kochan told that the “Russian Society of America” intends to expand the American geography of the Victory Day celebration, and also to connect American schools to the events celebrating the history of veterans in the future.