May 22, 2022

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The Immortal Regiment once again flew into Red Square

Russian President Vladimir Putin led the giant march in this capital, which became the way for the Russian people to remember and pay tribute to their relatives who fought, lost their lives or survived World War II (1939-1945).

According to the deputy spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Alexei Zaitsev, this year the march was to be organized in 88 countries, including Venezuela, Argentina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Jordan, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua and Serbia, among others.

The Immortal Regiment is a public act that takes place in Russia and other countries to memorialize the participants and victims of the war.

Until 2019, as part of activities on or around May 9, participants marched in one block, holding banners with pictures of their relatives and fallen veterans.

Over the past days, Russian television has revealed stories regarding the regiment’s support to reunite families separated by war.

Its initiatives also include concerts, visits to museums, and laying flowers in front of memorial monuments, among other events to commemorate.

Since the 1960s, at traditional Victory Day parades in the Soviet Union, people would march in procession carrying pictures of their fallen relatives or veterans, but such actions were not part of a coordinated project.

The first modernized immortal regiment was organized on May 9, 2012 in the city of Tomsk in Novosibirsk, about six thousand people marched in columns through the city, carrying portraits of war participants.

In 2013 the procedure was repeated in 15 cities and by 2014 it was carried out in more than 500 cities of Russia, Israel and Belarus, with almost 500 thousand participants.

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According to the TASS news agency, in 2015, between four and 12 million people in Russia and 20 other countries developed the initiatives of the Immortal Regiment.

On May 9 of that year, about 500,000 people marched on Red Square in Moscow, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, who carried a portrait of his father, front-line soldier Vladimir Spiridonovich.

The measures continued until 2019, when the campaign reached 115 countries and in Russia more than 10 million people. The years 2020 and 2021 have not yet been reviewed by the epidemiological measures designed to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic.

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