The Great Patriotic War was the bloodiest and most destructive in the history of our country. In the early morning of June 22, 1941, Nazi troops attacked Soviet towns and villages. And today, in Russia and around the world, they remember that terrible day.
This capsule has traveled almost a thousand kilometers. Inside is an eternal flame of the main height of the Great Patriotic War – Mamaev Kurgan. He was transported from Volgograd by car, by plane, and here, to the main temple of the Russian Armed Forces, he was delivered on a specially prepared armored personnel carrier.
A memorial service was held here for each of the dead during the Great Patriotic War. Our country lost 27 million people during the war years. Those who are now fighting for their Motherland, in the special operation area, also came to pay homage to their memory and pray for them.
“My great-grandfather participated in this war. He died during the blockade of Leningrad. But how he died and under what circumstances we could not find out. We are now accomplishing what our ancestors could not accomplish in their time. They did not completely eliminate Nazism, but we will finish it to the end,” said Hero of the Russian Federation, NWO member Andrey Solovyov.
Exactly at 4 a.m., exactly the same time that 82 years ago the Nazis attacked our country without warning, candles were lit in the museum and temple complex.
The candles were lit from the same eternal flame particle, which was brought here from the Mamaev Kurgan memorial complex. In total, these candles number 1418. This is symbolic, because one of the bloodiest wars in the history of mankind lasted so many days. And the place of installation of candles was also not chosen by chance. The flasks store soil from the burial places of our soldiers who defended their homeland during the Great Patriotic War.
“It’s the shortest night of the year. But in fact, this night was the longest in our country and it lasted almost 4 years. These people who died and are dying for our country now – we just have to remember and honor their memory. You know, all 100% of the children in our center received parental consent, instead of sleeping, to be present at this event today,” said Darya Borisova , director of the Avangard military and patriotic education center for young people.
And in the garden of Alexander at 4 o’clock in the morning, the voice of Yuri Levitan sounded. It was he who, on June 22, 1941, was the first to report the Nazi attack on our country. Under this message from the legendary Soviet announcer, the “Memory Watch” was opened.
At the Victory Museum on Poklonnaya Hill, on ten thousand candles, participants in the action presented a fiery image of a Soviet soldier, defender of the capital. At the same time, a large-scale video installation covering almost three thousand square meters appeared on the facade of the main museum building.
And on the Crimean embankment of the capital, a memorial line was laid out from 1418 candles. A direct participant in these tragic events also lit his own light, in memory of his comrades in arms. Great Patriotic War veteran Alexander Khomenko. This year he turned 100.
“I am happy that our people, wherever they are, proudly remember this day that our Russia was, remains a great state belonging to the people,” the veteran said.
The “candle of memory” was lit that night across the country. Flaming paintings appeared in Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Novorossiysk and Sevastopol. In the Don capital, the main installation became the T-34 tank with the inscription 1943. In Nizhny Novgorod, a symbol of the city was laid out from candles – a memorial sign “Value of the work of Russia “. And in two hero cities on the Black Sea coast – images of soldiers of the liberators.
For the first time, commemorative events took place at the main height of Donbass. 8,000 candles were lit on the territory of the Saur-Mogila memorial complex.
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