Victory Day Сelebrations in the UK

Immortal Regiment in London 2016

Immortal Regiment in London 2016

Yelena Bozhkova

6 May (Saturday)

London-Nottingham car run.
Registration in London -  10 am. - 12 p.m., NW7 3HU.
Start from London to M1 route to the direction "North"
1:30p.m. - stopover at services (M1 Gap Service Southbound, Northampton, NN6 7UZ)
The column route: M1 till 21A exit towards A46 to Newark. At route A616 will be organized a meeting point for participants from Brighton, York, Manchester, Scotland.
6 p.m. – concert dedicated to Victory Day. (NG22 0EJ, Wellow).

For more information visit www.rucentre.org

Loch Ewe Festival (the D-Day Darlings concert, The Vintage Beauty Parlour, The Highland Swing Band, Re-enactment Groups, Movie Night etc.). Until May 7, for more information visit theracproject.org

7 May(Saturday)

Brighton – events at Gorizont School (St.Paul’s School and Nursery, St.Nicholas Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3LP) at 1-4 p.m.
- talk with the Siege of Leningrad survivor Anna Smirnova;
11 a.m. – film screening "Brest Fortress", 2010 (school cinema);
1:15 p.m. – film screening "Seat next to me, Mikhail", 1977 (school cinema).

Achnasheen - 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.exhibition dedicated to WWII inRussian Arctic Convoy Exhibition Centre.

London - 5 p.m. lecture-concert“Lessons of memory. Music in Leningrad siege”, Musica Nova school (RSVP on phone: 07832341745/02078330502).

9 May (Tuesday)

Free exhibition of wartime posters (Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo, 1 floor, 37 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5ED), until May 16.

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. flowers will be laid at the Soviet War Memorial near the Imperial War Museum in London.

5:30 p.m. - Concert, dedicated to Victory Day (Under the Bridgе club, Stamford Stadium, Chelsea, London), .

On the eve of the Victory Day, celebrated on 9 May in Russia, many Russians, including those who live in Britain, wear a symbol of remembrance – orange and black St.George’s ribbon, which can be obtained free of charge from the Embassy (applications with your postal address and a self-addressed envelope with a 2nd class stamp should be sent by post to 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP).

The Immortal Regiment marches

"Immortal Regiment" is a rally of remembrance: people carry photos of their family members who fought in WWII. All British friends whose ancestors fought in the War are welcome to join this regiment of peace and gratitude.

Immortal Regiment in London 2016. Source: Yelena BozhkovaImmortal Regiment in London 2016. Source: Yelena Bozhkova

- London – 9 May at 2:30 p.m. (North terrace, National Gallery). 

- Cardiff - 9 May at 5:30 p.m. (Сity Hall,  Gorsedd Gardens Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ND).

- Manchester - 7 May at 2 p.m. (Manchester Cenotaph, Princess Str., M2 4EG, Manchester Tower Hall).

- Derby - 7 May at 11 a.m. (Derby War Memorial, 8A Market Pl, Derby DE1 3QE).

- Mansfield - 7 May at 3 p.m. - 7p.m., (Broxtow Drive, NG18 2JE). The rally is followed with a concert, dedicated to Victory Day (free entrance).

Flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen

Soviet War Memorial in London. Source: Press photoSoviet War Memorial in London. Source: Press photo

If you wish to join any of following events, please contact the Russian Embassy in London (press@rusemb.org.uk), and you will get details on the exact time of memorial ceremonies and location of the graves.

2 May (Tuesday) representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Leeds,Huddersfield, Harrogate.

3 May (Wednesday) representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Manchester.

4 May (Thursday)representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Shaftesbury, Aldershot, Tidworth.

4-5 May representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Hartlepool and York.

7-8 May representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Liverpool and Chester.

9 May representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Jersey (Slave Workers Memorial (Westmount Memorial).

 

For more information visit the website of the Russian Embassy in the UK: www.rusemb.org.uk

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