The main May holiday – Victory Day, May 9 – is coming. This day is a symbol of the end of the Great Patriotic War (in English — the Eastern Front of World War II). It is the important reminder of the hard times in the past.
Since 1945 solemn events have been held throughout Russia: parades, laying wreaths and flowers on the graves of soldiers and around the eternal flame, fireworks. This is a way for the descendants to pay tribute to those people who sacrificed their lives to ensure peace in the world and the freedom of future generations.
One of the most important events of Victory Day is the procession of the “Bessmertny Polk” (Immortal Regiment) which appeared in Tomsk and then spread throughout Russia. Everyone has the right to bring a photo of their relative to the procession as well as describe relative’s story of life and participation in the war (not only in act of war but also in the rear).
We share with you the programme made by TSU for this year’s Victory Day. There are also festive events all over the city including Novosobornaya Square and Lagerny Sad. At 22:45 in Lagerny Sad you can watch a huge firework.