Ten million people participated in Immortal regiment action in Russia
More than 10 million people took part in the Immortal Regiment action in Russia, the official representative of the Ministry of Interior, Irina Volk reported.
She clarified that in the framework of the Immortal Regiment action, 3.7 thousand events were held across the country, TASS reports.
A year ago, more than 10 million Russians also participated in the Immortal Regiment action.
The procession of the Immortal Regiment in Moscow was led by President Vladimir Putin. He walked at the very beginning of the column with a portrait of Vladimir Spiridonovich, his front-line father.
In total, about 700 thousand people participated in the rally in Moscow, despite the bad weather, Volk said.
According to the State Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region in St. Petersburg, the Immortal Regiment action gathered more than 1 million people. It was also joined by participants of the Immortal Polar Convoy action, including veterans of the Northern Convoys and their descendants.
The history of the action began in 2007 in Tyumen, then the procession was called ‘Parade of winners’. In 2013, the action was held in 120 cities, a year later, residents of 500 cities in seven countries of the world participated in the procession with portraits of relatives, front-line soldiers. Since 2015, the action officially received all-Russian status.