Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude

Blagoveshchensk
Chita
Yakutsk

Birobidzhan
Vladivostok
Khabarovsk

Magadan
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Anadyr
Petropavlovsk-
Kamchatsky
Moscow

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The Far East hosted celebrations dedicated to the Victory Day

The first Far Eastern city, where they met 9 in May, became Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky... As part of the celebration of the 69th anniversary of the Great Victory, the traditional "Watch of Memory" was held in Victory Park with the laying of flowers in memory of the fallen defenders of the Motherland "Let us bow to those great years!" The event was attended by veterans of the Great Patriotic War, military men, representatives of technical schools and universities, schoolchildren and residents of the city.

As the press service of the government of the Sakhalin region, thousands of residents Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk gathered on the Square of Glory at the military memorial. First Deputy Governor of the Sakhalin Region Konstantin Stroganov addressed the war veterans and home front workers, representatives of the regional leadership, the military, cadets, students and schoolchildren with words of congratulations.

“69 years ago, fascism was defeated. Thus, the future of Russia was ensured. We got the opportunity to live and work in a free country. Create families and raise happy children. The Great Patriotic War became a severe test for millions of people. For strength. Endurance. And this shows the cohesion of the Russian people. His greatness and strength of spirit. Devotion and love for the Motherland. All this helped the fighters on the front line. Strengthened rear workers. We bow to their heroism. And we will do everything necessary to preserve the memory of the feat of our people. On the terrible events of those years. Our task is to prevent the repetition of that tragedy. Audit and falsification of the results of the Second World War, ”the press service quoted the words of K. Stroganov.

Parade units in front of the veterans were military personnel units located on Sakhalin. Those gathered in silence honored the memory of Soviet soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and independence of the motherland. Colorful balloons soared into the sky, marking the feat of the people of our country in the Great Patriotic War. Further, wreaths and flowers were laid at the Eternal Flame.

On Lenin Square in Khabarovsk The main parade of the troops of the Eastern Military District (VVO) took place. It was attended by more than 1,5 thousand soldiers, representing various types of the Armed Forces of Russia and law enforcement agencies, which provide for military service. According to ITAR-TASS, the Iskander-M missile complexes took part in the parade for the first time as part of a mechanized column. The parade was commanded by Lieutenant-General Vladimir Tsilko, Deputy Commander of the Eastern Military District.

Immediately after the end of the parade in Khabarovsk, the march of military orchestras to the Square of Glory began, where a solemn meeting was held. A demonstration of military equipment and weapons, cars of pre-war and military models was held at the site near the Lenin Stadium. The exposition will be open to everyone up to 22.00. Here are deployed field kitchens, popular with the townspeople.

In solemn rallies 9 May in Primorye, almost 90 thousand people took part. The Victory Parade in honor of the 69 anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War took place in Vladivostok. He was received by the commander of the Pacific Fleet, Vice Admiral Sergei Avakyants. For the first time in the Victory Parade in Primorye, the self-propelled 122 millimeter regiment howitzer “Gvozdika” was involved. A large-scale action this year was the “Immortal Regiment” action. In its structure more than two thousand inhabitants of the region carried photos of their relatives who took part in the Great Patriotic War.

The event was attended by about a thousand veterans of the Great Patriotic War. After the parade on the central square, solemn events continued for the residents of the city. And in the Admiral Square a traditional meeting of veterans was held. In the public garden they were fed with soldier’s porridge, and to the performances of creative teams, the first persons of the region raised “front-line 100 grams” with veterans.

In Blagoveshchensk more than four thousand citizens joined the ranks of the "Immortal Regiment" and marched down Lenin Street with photos and the names of their relatives, who fought in the Great Patriotic War. The columns lined up in three "regiment". The veterans themselves, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren also joined the ranks. "Immortal Regiment" was walking along Lenin Street to Victory Square. There, the participants solemnly laid flowers to the Eternal Flame.

A festive parade of veterans, home front workers, military personnel and schoolchildren met Victory Day in Birobidzhan. The column was led by military-style cars decorated with banners, in which participants of the Great Patriotic War drove. The rally finished in the Victory Square, where a rally was held with laying flowers to the Fire of Glory and pylons with the names of the fallen Birobidzhans on the fronts.

In Magadan more than 10 thousand people took part in the festive events. Celebrations in honor of Victory Day began with a lithium in memory of those who died for the Fatherland at the chapel of St. George the Victorious - the patron saint of the Russian army. Litiy was served by Bishop John of Magadan and Sinegorsk. Then, flowers were laid at the monument to the Veterans of the City of Magadan.

As the press service of the city reports, a military parade took place along Lenin's central avenue, in which servicemen from the Magadan garrison, officers of the law enforcement agencies, Cossacks, students of the cadet classes, veterans of military operations in Afghanistan and Chechnya took part. An armored personnel carrier and special equipment of the special police unit of the Internal Affairs Directorate in the Magadan Region drove through the streets of the city. This year the Magadans for the first time joined the civil initiative "Immortal Regiment". Young people carried in the column photos of their native front-line soldiers.

The festive procession ended at Victory Square, where a rally and wreath-laying ceremony were held at the Memorial Knot monument. The rally was opened by the mayor of Magadan, Sergei Abramov. Governor Vladimir Pecheny, military commissar of the Magadan Region Sergey Baranovsky, veteran of the Great Patriotic War, participant of the battles for Berlin Vasily Shipovsky, representatives of the youth spoke on it.

In Yakutsk May 9 held a flower-laying ceremony at the Monument to the Victory Soldiers and a solemn rally dedicated to the 69 anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The official delegation of government representatives and veterans led the group carrying the Victory Banner, flags of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in the capital’s Victory Square.

Addressing the rally participants, the acting head of the republic Yegor Borisov on behalf of a grateful generation, the Yakut people congratulated war veterans and the rear on Victory Day over Nazi Germany.

“Today, paying tribute, we are talking about heroic deeds that were committed by our countrymen. And we will do our best to pass on them to younger generations, ”said Egor Borisov.

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