About 50 people attended the parade of the “Immortal Regiment” in the capital of Argentina.
BUENOS AIRES, May 7 – RIA Novosti. According to the RIA Novosti correspondent, about 50 people attended the Immortal Regiment parade in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires.
Russian compatriots, Argentines and representatives of the Russian embassy gathered in San Martin, one of the city’s central squares, where a monument to Argentina’s national hero, General José de San Martin, was erected. He was one of the leaders of the Latin American War of Independence in the early 19th century.
Participants marched in memory of their loved ones who defended their homeland during the Great Patriotic War, sang the songs “Katyusha” and “Victory Day”.
Moving to Buenos Aires more than 20 years ago, Victoria came into action with portraits of her grandparents.
“My grandfather went through the war, my grandmother was at the front, she was not a nurse, but she went through the trenches with a gun,” she told reporters.
“We traditionally celebrate Victory Day, we organize various events. Yesterday at the Russian House a wonderful concert of classical music was held, a photo exhibition dedicated to the artists in the war was presented. Today the Immortal Regiment was held, many people came. Olga Muratova, head of the Rossotrudnichestvo office in Argentina “This is very important for us, especially at such a difficult time in our history, in such a difficult international situation,” he told reporters.
According to him, there will also be events in one of the citizens’ clubs on Sunday.
The “Immortal Regiment” is a nationwide action in memory of the participants and victims of the Great Patriotic War, which took place in Russia and many countries abroad. It was first held on May 9, 2012 in Tomsk at the initiative of local journalists, and in 2013 it became nationwide. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the event in most parts of the world had to keep it online for two years.
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