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The patriarch of Georgia has served a memorial service for the dead in World War II - RIA Novosti, 5/9/2017


The visit of the Most Saint Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill to Ukraine continues
TBILISI, on May 9 — RIA Novosti, Kikaleyshvili's MEGA. The Catholicos-patriarch всея Georgia Eli the Second has held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Victory park to Tbilisi an obit on the dead in World War II, the correspondent RIA Novosti reports. Solemn meetings on the occasion of the Victory Day take place in Victory park in Tbilisi. Despite a rain, there since morning representatives of the authorities, diplomatic corps, opposition parties and veterans stay, they lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. In the park the scene where are planned a gala concert on the occasion of a holiday and a solemn lunch of veterans later is established. Eli the Second has arrived to Victory park together with representatives of patriarchy and priests. Georgia was left on the front by 700 thousand fighters, only 300 thousand have come back home. Tens of thousands of residents of the country have been awarded by government awards, 167 of them became Heroes of the Soviet Union. More than 1,2 thousand veterans of the Great Patriotic War lived in Georgia, as of 2016. Now, according to the Union of veterans of Georgia, in the country there were about 950 veterans.

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