Kazan citizens honored the memory of fallen soldiers in Pobedy Park
Photo by Denis Gordiyko
May 9, Alena Miroshnichenko). The ceremony of laying flowers to the Eternal
Flame, the Monument to the Mothers and the widows of the fallen soldiers took
place today in Pobedy Park.
Minnikhanov, the President of the RT, Alexey Pesoshin, the prime minister of
the RT, Mintimer Shaimiev, State Councilor of the RT, Asgat Safarov, the head
of the Presidential Administration of the RT, Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of
Kazan, Denis Kalinkin, the head of the Kazan Executive Committee, Boris
Kuznetsov, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, Hero of the Soviet Union,
Ildus Mostiukov, Hero of Socialist Labor, design scientist and public figure,
Major General Akhat Yulashev, the chairman of the Republican Major Public
Organization of Veterans (Disabled) “Union of Veterans of the RT”, and others
honored the memory on the day of the celebration of the 74th anniversary of the
Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
were laid at the Eternal Flame of the colonnade of the Memorial of Glory, where
those present honored the memory of the dead warriors with a minute of silence.
Then they laid flowers at the Monument to the mothers and widows of fallen
soldiers, to the memorial to the sailors who died in World War II. The guests
also saw a new monument to rear front workers by Kazan sculptor Makhmut
Gasimov. The monument is an architectural composition in the form of a mound,
which depicts an anvil with a sword and ears of wheat.
President of the RT and others congratulated the participants on Victory Day,
talked with veterans and participants in the ceremony, took some memorable
soldiers and citizens with their families came to pay tribute to the memory of
those who fought, those who died and those who forged the Great Victory in the
rear. Thus, Veronika Smirnova, a resident of Kazan, came with her young
children to lay flowers at the monuments. Passing by the veterans, she told the
children about why these elderly people have so many orders and medals on their
chests. “I want my children to remember these people. There are not so many of
them left, but they represent the Great Victory. I hope they will be able to
carry the pride of that feat through their lives”, she said.