Vologda Oblast is set to mark the 76th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War taking into account the epidemiological situation in the country.
This year sees the 76th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. A meeting of the local government officials devoted to celebration of the 76th anniversary since victory in the Great Patriotic War was held in Vologda.
May 9th is the main holiday of Russia as a victorious power. On this day Russian people will always honour the feat of heroism of war veterans and grieve for those who fell in action or were tortured to death.
This day unites all Russians with a memory of heroic deed of our grandfathers. This day remembers the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II and honours almost twenty seven million Soviet citizens that were killed and died of wounds, that were posted missing and were tortured in captivity and perished with hunger.
Residents from the Vologda Region took part in all the battles and military operations in different sectors of the battlefront showing heroism and selflessness.
This year concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus have forced the authorities of the Vologda Region to postpone the Immortal Regiment action. Governor Mr. Kuvshinnikov said the Immortal Regiment parade would still be held later this year, probably on June 24, if the epidemiological situation allows. The annual Immortal Regiment march will take place in an online format.
While celebrations for Victory Day will be different this year, there are still plenty of ways to mark the occasion. A plan for holding the main celebratory events in 2021 includes the tradition of laying of flowers at military graves and memorials, but in compliance with the mask regime and social distancing. St. George’s Ribbon campaign, Victory Dictation Campaign and Garden of Remembrance International Campaign will also be held in the Vologda Region.