“Immortal Regiment” regiments continue in the cities of Kyrgyzstan and the capitals of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
BISHKEK/ASHGABAT/TASKENT, May 9 – RIA Novosti. “Immortal Regiment” regiments are held in the cities of Kyrgyzstan, as well as in the capitals of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, RIA Novosti correspondents reported on Tuesday.
According to the organizers, more than 60,000 people attend the action in Kyrgyzstan this year. In Bishkek, they are walking from the South Gate of the city to Victory Square in the center of the capital. The total length of the route is about 7 kilometers. The procession is accompanied by music and songs of the war years: they play and sing the anthem of the Soviet Union “Smuglyanka”, “Katyusha” and, of course, “Victory Day”.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, more than 5,000 police officers are responsible for maintaining law and order during the holidays throughout the republic. The regiment of the Immortal Regiment is accompanied by several hundred people.
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Also, according to the Ministry of Defense of Kyrgyzstan, this year in Bishkek, the shooting of the action from drones was prohibited for security reasons – this right is given only to the operators of the division.
The procession in Bishkek will last for several hours and will end with the laying of flowers at the Eternal Fire in Victory Square.
Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister Akylbek Japarov attended a rally-commemorative ceremony and the “Immortal Regiment” regiment as part of his working trip to the Osh region in the south of the republic, RIA Novosti told the media on Tuesday. service of the country’s government.
The head of the cabinet laid flowers for the Eternal Fire, honored the memory of those who died in the Great Patriotic War with a minute of silence, and gave a speech. He noted that “we have the opportunity to live in the open” thanks to the bravery and heroism of the soldiers and the hard work of those behind.
In the words quoted by Japarov’s press service, Japarov said, “May there always be peace and harmony in our lands! I wish health to our veterans. Happy holidays again.”
It was recorded that the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan was marching at the head of the “Immortal Regiment”, carrying the portrait of his grandfather’s elder brother Aidarov Toktobek. front.
More than 360 thousand people left Kyrgyzstan to go to the fronts of the Great Patriotic War. A third did not return home, 72 Kyrgyzstan were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for military exploits, some of them twice.
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Approximately 1200 people participated in the patriotic action initiated by AS Russia’s Embassy in Ashgabat in Ashgabat. Schoolchildren and teachers marched in a solemn parade around the school building with portraits of their grandfathers, great-grandfathers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and other relatives who participated in the Great Patriotic War.
At a rally before the procession began, members of the “Immortal Regiment” congratulated Vladimir Nestoyanov, adviser to the Russian embassy in Ashgabat, on Victory Day. He expressed his gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, for keeping the historical memory of the common success of the ancestors who defeated fascism alive in the country.
Turkmenistan never tried to exaggerate or overstate the results of the Great Patriotic War, and its participants were always honored and respected in society as heroes who defended the independence of their homeland. More than 70,000 fighters from Turkmenistan were awarded orders and medals, 104 of them were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, and 15 became full recipients of the Order of Victory. In addition, the people of Turkmenistan donated 170 million rubles in cash and about 7.5 tons of gold and silver jewelry to the Defense Fund.
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In Tashkent, the action “Immortal Regiment” is held on the territory of the “Common Tombs” memorial complex, hundreds of people took part in it. Since 1999, May 9 has been celebrated as the Day of Remembrance and Honor in Uzbekistan.
Traditionally, tens of thousands of people would come to the Mass Graves in the early morning to lay flowers in the Eternal Fire and celebrate veterans. Within the scope of the Immortal Regiment campaign, hundreds of people marched, including in the alley of the monument, with photographs of relatives and friends who participated in the war. Here, the music is performed by a military band, students of military schools demonstrate their drill training and weapon handling skills.
Heads of diplomatic missions of the CIS countries, including Russian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Oleg Malginov, also laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the memorial complex on Tuesday morning.
“Mass graves” were located in the capital of Uzbekistan in 1975 on the site of a military hospital that existed in 1941-1945. On the territory of the complex, 1.5 thousand Soviet soldiers and officers who died in the hospital from their wounds during the war were buried. On the eve of the holiday, the territory of the complex was arranged.
174 participants in the war and about 10 thousand workers of the workers’ front currently live in the republic. About 2 million residents of Uzbekistan participated in the Great Patriotic War, in which more than 540,000 died, about 160 thousand were lost.
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