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Across Athens in "An immortal regiment" there have passed more than two thousand people - RIA Novosti, 5/10/2017


Immortal regiment in Athens
ATHENS, on May 10 — RIA Novosti, Gennady Melnik. The stock "Immortal Regiment" in Athens has attracted huge interest this year – the column of people with portraits of the family who was at war on fronts of World War II has stretched for hundreds of meters. According to police, 2,5 thousand people participated in an action. It is even more people – about five thousand people – have come to the area of the Palace Zappion on a gala concert in honor of the 72nd anniversary of the victory about three thousand people participated in the Great Patriotic War войне.© Sputnik / Tabylda Kadyrbekovpereyti in фотобанкВ Belgrade in the stock "Immortal Regiment" "the Immortal regiment" passes in Athens for the third time, and every year brings together more and more people who want to pay a tribute to the memory of the family who has made a contribution to a victory over fascism. If last year on streets of Athens there have passed 500-700 people, then this year was, according to police, about 2,5 thousand participants. People have begun to gather near the Russian Holy Trinity Church in the center of the Greek capital long before the beginning of creation of a regiment. For children have arranged "The open microphone" – school students read verses on war, stated the judgments. "People began to forget about what price gave this victory and how many lives have been given. It seems to me, besides a minute of memory at schools it is necessary to enter and minute of reflection — to tell children about war, to show photos, and then that have thought, have reflected on war" — one of participants of a meeting Mark Iliadis has told RIA Novosti. This year many people with portraits of the Greeks who were at war on fronts of World War II and then in Resistance have come to an action. Greece has entered World War II in the fall of 1940 and has shown persistent resistance at first to fascist Italy, and then Germany. And the first months the Greek army smashed Italian войска.© RIA Novosti. Maxim Blinovpereyti in an image bank "the Immortal regiment" expands geography and breaks records on численностиВ a procession of "An immortal regiment" also the son of the leader of the Communist Party of Greece Nikos Zakhariadis who has left with the father's portrait participated. His friends have also brought Zakhariadis's photo with the inscription "Leader of the Greek People". "At me relatives and with Greek were at war, from the husband, and from the Russian side — my parents. Relatives of the husband were in EAM (The national liberation front of Greece). And here — my father and the uncle" — the female resident of Athens Maya Hrisidu has told about photos with which she came to an action. At other female resident of Athens the mother-in-law — Stavrula Yannakopulu was at war in Resistance. "She was a guerrilla, participated in Resistance, was a member of EPON - it is the Uniform Vsegrechesky Organization of Youth which has united various youth organizations in war. She was given to Germans, and the girlfriend has betrayed her. The mother-in-law has got to Gestapo, then two years has carried out Buchenwald in a concentration camp, but has survived. After civil war she with the husband has gone to the Soviet Union and has returned to Greece after falling of junta in 1974" — has told женщина.© RIA Novosti. Alexander Kryazhevpereyti in a fotobankislandiya I have taken part in the stock "Immortal Regiment " Procession"

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