Istanbul holds 'Immortal Regiment' march
The Second World War commemoration event, dubbed 'Immortal Regiment', took place in Turkey on Sunday, with more than 300 people attending the event, press attache of the Russian Consulate in Istanbul, Sergey Losev said.
Citizens of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and other former Soviet republics took part in the event. They, in particular, laid flowers to the monument of the Russian soldiers, who died in captivity during 1877-1878 Russian-Turkish war.
"Today, the "Immortal Regiment" march took place on the Island of Heybeliada [the second largest of the Prince Islands in the Sea of Marmara, located near Istanbul] with the support of the Consulate General and the Russian Society of enlightenment, cultural and business cooperation, which was attended by over 300 people, including the Consul General Andrey Podyachev and staff of our diplomatic mission," Sputnik cited Losev as saying.