The number of participants of the action “Immortal regiment”, held in Moscow amounted to about 500 thousand people. “the Number of participants of the action “Immortal regiment”, which is currently in the center of Moscow, has exceeded 500 thousand people. The protesters continue to arrive”, — noted in a press-the centre” — quotes Interfax the statement of the press center of the MIA of Russia.
The event was attended by President of Russia Vladimir Putin. He was holding a portrait of his father, a veteran.
The action “Immortal regiment” was first held in 2012 in Tomsk. The participants of the event in memory of the veterans carried posters with their pictures.
Last year the event was held in dozens of Russian cities and 15 foreign countries. In particular, marches were held in Berlin and Vienna.
Just last year, the event was attended by 1.5 million people, excluding Moscow and St. Petersburg. In the capital the number of participants exceeded 500 thousand.
This year the March of “Immortal regiment” was held at Leningradsky prospect and Tverskaya street to red square. The massive event after Moscow took place, according to the organizing Committee in Novosibirsk, where it was attended by 250 thousand people.
For the first time this year “Immortal regiment” was held on the streets of Warsaw. In Ukraine in the course of the campaign there were clashes between the participants and opponents of its implementation. Conflict messages received from Kiev, Kharkov and Slavyansk.