Putin participates in Immortal Regiment march in Moscow for fifth time

Putin participates in Immortal Regiment march in Moscow for fifth time

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 for the fifth time yesterday.

Putin took part in the Immortal Regiment march carrying the portrait of his father, Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin.

The Immortal Regiment movement was first launched in Tyumen in West Siberia in 2007 and was initially called "Victors’ Parade." It acquired its current name in 2012 in Tomsk, and in 2013 it involved 120 cities. The movement officially became nationwide in 2015.

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