The victims of the Great Patriotic War were honored in the Victory Park in Kazan
Today, on the
day of the 76th anniversary of the Great Victory in Kazan, the ceremony of
laying flowers was held at the Eternal Flame and the Monument to the Mothers
and Widows of the War Victims. The ceremony in the Victory Park was attended by
Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Tatarstan Prime Minister Alexey
Pesoshin, Chair of the Tatarstan State Council Farid Mukhametshin, State
Councilor of the republic of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev, Mayor of Kazan Ilsur
Metshin, Head of the Executive Committee of Kazan Rustem Gafarov, veterans of
the Great Patriotic War and their relatives, as well as citizens of Kazan.
of the ceremony laid flowers at the Eternal Flame of the colonnade of the
Memorial of Glory and paid tribute to the fallen by a minute of silence. After
that, the national anthems of the Russian Federation and the republic of
Tatarstan were played. The participants also laid flowers at the monument to a
Soviet soldier, which was opened last year, the monument to the Mothers and Widows
of the War Victims and the memorial to the sailors who died in the Great
Patriotic War. In memory of all those who did not come back from the front,
white doves were released into the sky.
President congratulated the citizens on the Victory Day, talked with the veterans
and took some memorable photos.
of the ceremony also visited the photo exhibition “City of Labor Valor” opened
in the park by 9 May, containing interesting historical facts about the
contribution of the republic to the Great Victory. For reference, during the
war, 700 thousand Tatarstan citizens went to the front, almost half of whom did
not come back home.
Kazan, along with 19 other cities, was awarded the honorary title “City of
Labor Valor”. During the war, the capital of the TASSR became one of the most
important rear centers of the country. 139 industrial enterprises were rebuilt for
the military purpose, and another 70 enterprises were evacuated from the
central and western regions of the country. The enterprises produced more than
600 types of weapons, ammunition and equipment for the needs of the Red Army.
also joined the ceremony and paid tribute to the memory of the war victims.
Among them was a student of the International College of Service Eseniya
Semenova, who together with her classmates came to the park with a bouquet of
red carnations. “Every year we take part in the celebration of the Victory Day
and attend all events, - she said. - Laying flowers is one of the most
important events of the holiday. My grandfather, who have passed away, fought
in the Great Patriotic War, and I always remember him on this day.”