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The stock "Immortal Regiment" in Vienna annually brings together more and more participants - RIA Novosti, 5/9/2017


View of Vienna from the Danube television tower. Archival photo
VIENNA, on May 9 — RIA Novosti. The Vienna stock "Immortal Regiment" becomes more populous every year — a procession about a monument to the Soviet soldiers who have fallen for release of the Austrian capital, has brought together about 500 participants this time, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.© RIA Novosti reports. Pavel Lisitsynpereyti in фотобанкПо to the center of London has passed "An immortal regiment" By tradition start of an action the participant of fights for liberation of Vienna living in this city the veteran Vladimir Raspolykhin has given. In the evening on Tuesday after the working day the square in front of a monument hundreds of people have gathered. At the command of Raspolykhin "A regiment, be under construction!" children and adults, veterans and youth, Russians and foreigners have gathered in a wide column, have lifted in hands posters with the image of their family and have passed on the square in front of a monument. According to organizers of an action, this year forces of headquarters have prepared about 350 posters according to applications of persons interested to participate in a procession. Besides, such posters remained with many from last year when in a procession about 300 people have walked that there are three times more than the number of participants in 2015. A part of citizens has this time brought self-made portraits. Some held two photos in hand, someone had only one on all family. The column was headed by veterans, among striding there was a permanent representative of the Russian Federation to OSCE Alexander Lukashevich, the minister counselor of the Russian diplomatic mission Igor Nikitin, the sales representative of Russia in Austria Alexander Potemkin, the staff of the Russian center of science and culture. Diplomats and citizens of Serbia, Slovakia, people from the different cities of Russia have joined a column. Applications arrived also from residents of Georgia, Ukraine, Germany. Over a procession flags of Belarus, Russia, a flag in flowers of a St.George's Ribbon fluttered. The procession took place under a military march and songs, and then a moment of silence has been announced and all Schwarzenberg Square has plunged into silence. In conclusion of an action Raspolykhin has read the speech of memory of the brother-soldiers in verses and has wished come to the square: "live, rejoice more smiles". © RIA Novosti. Ilya Matusikhispereyti in a fotobankshestviye of "An immortal regiment" has taken place in Tallinn "there is no that force which can and turn further us off road victorious 1945" — he has added. Before the people coming to a monument used an opportunity to put flowers if haven't made it the day before, during the official wreath-laying ceremony with participation of the Russian and foreign diplomats. As a result a forward part of a monument didn't have empty seat from flowers and wreaths, the photo and live compositions in pots, tags, candles, piles with vodka and black bread. ‎‎ Besides, this year "The immortal regiment" has passed also several days in Innsbruck and Graz earlier, having brought together in total about 70 people. ‎ On the Ninth of May in Russia and abroad already for the tenth time the public action "Immortal Regiment" takes place. She represents a march during which people bear photos of the relatives participating in the Great Patriotic War. Last year of shestvo

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