Immortal Regiment action to take place in more than 20 US cities
About 6,000 people from more than 20 US cities are expected to take part in the Immortal Regiment public action in the coming days, TASS reported.
The most populous procession will be held on Manhattan on Saturday, Igor Kochan, the president of the Russian Youth of America society and the coordinator of the action told TASS.
"The Immortal Regiment processions will be held in different American cities on different days, since May 9 [Victory Day in Russia and in most parts of the former Soviet Union - TASS] isn’t a day off here," Kochan said. "But the biggest processions are expected on May 5 and May 6."
The list of the cities where the Immortal Regiment will be held includes some places where the action has been held previously, too. They are New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, and Miami. The new places are Kansas City, Birmingham, Houston, Phoenix, and Vancouver in Canada.
"We expect the most populous action this year since the Immortal Regiment first appeared on American soil," Kochan said. "We hope some 6,000 people will come."