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EastRussia sums up the celebration of the 70 anniversary of the Victory in the Far Eastern Federal District and Transbaikalia
About 10 thousand people were involved in them, including 7,5 thousand soldiers of the Eastern Military District, more than 300 units of weapons and military equipment, 17 aircraft and helicopters, six ships of the Pacific Fleet. In 26 cities of the Far East and Transbaikalia solemn processions of foot columns took place, RIA Novosti reports.
The first "Rubezh"
The city of military glory, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, was one of the first to celebrate Victory Day. The celebration began on the central square of the city with a solemn greeting of the veterans and a march of the "Immortal Regiment". Instead of the expected 400 people, about 1500 participants joined the Immortal Regiment column, the press service of the government of the Kamchatka Territory reports.
The celebration of the 70 anniversary of the Victory continued with folk festivals, a concert of the best creative teams of Kamchatka. According to the Department of Internal Affairs of the Kamchatka Territory, about 25 thousand people took part in the celebrations dedicated to the anniversary of the Great Victory, in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, about 30 thousand people in total around the edge.
More than 7 thousand people gathered on the main square in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, RIA Sakhalin-Kuriles reports. In the Sakhalin parade, samples of modern military equipment were presented - from the descendant of the legendary Katyusha - the Grad multiple launch rocket system - to its long-range version of the Smerch.
According to the agency, the flag group of the 68th Army Corps opened the parade. The best servicemen were entrusted with carrying the Russian flag and the Victory banner. Then boxes of soldiers and officers of various troops and military departments passed through the square. The total number of military personnel was 1200 people. For the first time in the parade columns was the Sakhalin "Immortal Regiment". One of the most impressive moments of the parade was the performance by the choir of 1200 voices of the legendary song "Victory Day" - the choral performance of the song by David Tukhmanov and Vladimir Kharitonov.
In one voice
On this day, singing in Chukotka and Magadan, Birobidzhan and other cities of the country.
On the Day of the 70 Anniversary of Victory in Magadan, a serious snowfall began. However, the unexpected whim of nature began after the festive celebrations, IA MagadanMedia reports.
On May 9, the city hosted a lot of sports events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory: the 23rd open regional tournament in Greco-Roman wrestling in memory of soldiers who died in local conflicts, the track and field relay, the open regional powerlifting tournament "Victory Cup", an open regional tournament in basketball.
According to RIA Novosti, in Anadyr the celebration began with a procession of labor collectives led by an honor guard and the Immortal Regiment. Then there was a solemn meeting, the laying of flowers at the Victory Monument, a minute of silence and the parade of servicemen on the square.
The song "Victory Day" was sung by the whole city in Birobidzhan, reports Eaomedia.ru. More than 2 thousand people took part in the All-Russian action "Immortal Regiment". The agency reports that after the announcements of the rally, broadcast in the media back in March, there were hundreds of complaints from Birobidzhan residents who liked this new patriotic idea. Previously, in this format, only a candle procession was held in Birobidzhan on September 2 - on the day of the anniversary of the end of World War II.
On the eve of Victory Day, the main symbol of the celebration, the Eternal Flame, was delivered to the capital of the republic. Also on May 7, extreme runner Pyotr Naumov completed his famous run dedicated to the anniversary of Victory in the memorial complex "Cranes over Ilmen". Since March 15, the Yakutian of the year 2010 has covered more than 1050 kilometers along the Vilyui federal highway.
"Ball" and 240 kg of porridge
According to EastRussia correspondent, the celebration of the Victory Day in Vladivostok has traditionally begun with a solemn parade in the center of Vladivostok. About 2 thousand people - battalion and company control groups of the headquarters of the Pacific Fleet, brigades of surface ships and coastal fleet brigades, as well as parade companies of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Ministry of Internal Affairs, cadets of naval universities were held along the streets of the city. The parade was opened by the drummers of the Presidential Cadet School. Joyful shouts were greeted by the audience who gathered in the central square.
After the parade, residents and guests in different parts of the city were able to watch holiday concerts and exhibitions, dance on themed sites and taste the soldiers' porridge, which the Pacific Fleet chefs prepared as much 240 kilograms, and treat themselves to freshly brewed tea, an EastRussia correspondent reports.
The atmosphere in the city was festive: smart people and military men walked in the streets, many carried balloons or St. George's ribbons, festive music sounded from everywhere.
The festivities ended with a colorful salute, which was launched immediately from three points of the city: on the Russky Island, in the central square and in the village of Trudovoi. The artillery brigade of the Pacific Fleet also took part in it. For this, two salute cars were installed on the territory of the Vladivostok fortress, and in the Bay of Nameless - 4 howitzers that fired into the air were blown, amplifying the sound effect.
Flamethrower "Buratino" and air "Ukrainka"
Representatives of the diplomatic missions of the DPRK, China, Belarus and Japan arrived at the celebrations in Khabarovsk. For the first time, combat aircraft of the fighter aviation regiment of the Eastern Military District flew over Amur. For the first time, residents and guests of the city were able to see the latest models of equipment: Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems, Tor M-2 air defense missile systems, TOS-1M Buratino heavy flamethrower systems, BM-21M1 Tornado MLRS, armored vehicles "Tiger", according to Vesti.ru. For the first time, the broadcast of the parade of the troops of the Khabarovsk garrison could be seen on the Internet.
According to RIA Novosti, 400 people took part in the Immortal Regiment action in Khabarovsk. On the anniversary of the Victory, the city also hosted a marathon "70 years - 70 kilometers".
In the Amur region, the main celebrations in honor of the 70 anniversary of the Victory could be divided into 2 cities: Belogorsk and Blagoveshchensk. In each was something that was not in the other.
For example, it was possible to see the passage of military equipment only in 26 cities of the country, in which only Belogorsk fell from the entire Amur region - and then only because the headquarters of the 35th Red Banner Army is located here. This city has a special attitude to the Great Patriotic War, since in the 40s of the last century more than 13 thousand people went to the front from here - that is, every fifth city dweller.
And in the Amur capital - Blagoveshchensk - the main celebrations in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory began early in the morning with the Immortal Regiment action, which united 13 Amur settlements and about 10 thousand people (in Blagoveshchensk alone, the number of participants approached 6 thousand ). The 70th anniversary of the Great Victory has become a good reason for many Blagoveshchens to join the march of the Immortal Regiment - by May 9, about 1,5 thousand applications for participation were submitted in Blagoveshchensk, the EastRussia correspondent reports.
By the way, on the eve, 8 in May in the regional capital of the Amur was solemnly opened a memorial in honor of the workers of the rear. This project, conceived in the last century by the participant of the Great Patriotic War, Maria Gaponenko, united thousands of citizens. Indeed, more than 50 thousand Amur residents for their valiant work during the years of the Great Patriotic War were awarded state awards. In total, during the years of the Great Patriotic War, almost 140 thousands of Amur residents left for the front, thousands of 35 of whom fell on the battlefields or went missing.
On May 9 in Blagoveshchensk, the organizers of the celebrations decided to present the guests with a rather unexpected surprise - to show the so-called 108th artillery half-caponier built in 1935. On the embankment of Blagoveshchensk, this fortified area, like many others, was intended for the long-term defense of a section of the state border. Today the strategic facility is under the jurisdiction of the Far Eastern military school.
The Victory Day in Blagoveshchensk, as elsewhere, ended with mass festivities with one very important difference: at 22 o'clock the only "double" fireworks for the whole of Russia thundered for the residents and guests of the Amur capital: from the direction of Blagoveshchensk and the Chinese city of Heihe, the sky over the Amur was painted 70 volleys each ...
The action "Immortal Regiment" in Irkutsk was attended by 20 thousand people, which is 50 times more than last year, according to the press service of the government of the Irkutsk region. The Vitebsk Guards Missile Division of the Order of Lenin, which fought in all major battles of the Great Patriotic War, took part in the festive procession in the city on Kirov Square. In total, more than 70 thousand people took to the streets.
For the celebration of the Victory in the Irkutsk nerpinary prepared a show with animals on the theme of the Navy. According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the nerpinary in Irkutsk has no analogues in the world. Its founder and CEO Yevgeny Baranov learned how to train the Baikal seal. During the show, the main characters of the program - seals Laska and Winnie the Pooh - neutralize plastic mines, overcome an obstacle course, shoot at targets with water guns and raise the St. Andrew's flag over the pool, rosbalt.ru reports.