Australia’s Russian Community to celebrate Victory Day

Festivities will be held in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide

Events marking Victory Day will be held in all the states of Australia, members of the Russian community in the country told RBTH.

In Western Australia, the events will begin with the laying of wreaths at the Eternal Flame in Perth in the late afternoon, and the next day there will be two church services.

Melbourne will host a gala concert, where a film will be shown about Great Patriotic War veterans residing in the city.

In Queensland, a festival dedicated to Victory Day will be inaugurated on May 9. The festival will screen excerpts of films from the best world classics on the Second World War, as well as a unique video and photo chronicles.

The festival will also have a poetry and song recital about the war, featuring literary classics, and works of contemporary authors living in Brisbane.

Participants will also hold a moment of silence, with lit candles, and award medals to veterans of the Great Patriotic War.

In South Australia, holiday concerts will be held in the Russian House in Adelaide, on May 12, 16 and 19.

At Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, the Russian community is preparing a concert with the participation of more than 25 bands. The celebrations will end at 5:00 p.m. local time with a live broadcast from the Victory Parade in Moscow.

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