Putin joins ‘Immortal Regiment’ march

Putin joins ‘Immortal Regiment’ march

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the ‘Immortal Regiment’ march in Moscow to commemorate those who fought or died in the Soviet Union’s Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany.

Putin took part in the 'Immortal Regiment' march for the third time. For Putin, like for an absolute majority of Russians, the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is a part of his family’s history, TASS reported.

The Immortal Regiment public event was first held in the Siberian city of Tomsk in 2012. In 2013, it was already held in 120 cities, and in 2014, in 500 cities and towns in seven countries. The action officially became all-Russian since 2015.