In the capital of Sweden for the fifth time took place the action “Immortal regiment”. In Stockholm were relatives of participants of the great Patriotic war. The organizer of the rally was the Union of Russian societies of the country, reports TASS.
“Immortal regiment” began its March from the square Mariatorget. The participants marched through the streets of St. Paulsgatan. They were carrying pictures of their relatives – participants of the great Patriotic war, as well as banners with the name of the action in Swedish and Russian languages. Before that, in the Church of the parish of St. Sergius of Radonezh held a memorial service.
“Many families came with children. We specifically checked below for the entire route it was possible to move with carriages,” – shared the Chairman of the Union Lyudmila Siegel.
At the square Medborgarplatsen in southern Stockholm, held a rally of memory. The participants observed a minute of silence for all those killed in the war, was made a “Holy war”, the people sang songs of the war years.
“Immortal regiment” – public action-March, during which people carry pictures of their relatives who participated in the great Patriotic war. The history of the event started in 2007 in Tyumen, then the procession was held under the title “Parade of winners”.
The “Immortal regiment” appeared in 2012 in Tomsk, later, the event spread to 120 cities. Still later on the streets with portraits of their relatives at the front left residents of more than 500 cities in seven countries. Four years ago, the event officially became the national.