REMEMBRANCE PATH PROJECT LAUNCHED IN ARMENIA TO COMMEMORATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY
Three Armenian cities will conduct ceremonies to pay homage to the anniversary of the victory in the German-Soviet war.
Soil from Armenian memorials built after the German-Soviet War will be sent to Russia in the framework of the Remembrance Path patriotic project launched by the Russian Ministry of Defense to honor the 75th anniversary of the Victory. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Embassy in Yerevan on Tuesday.
"The soil is going to be collected at the German-Soviet War monuments and buried in the premises of the Main Church of the Russian Armed Forces to commemorate the historic event. The ceremonies will take place in Dilijan (Municipal Cemetery, E. Tsaturyan street, January 23, 2020), Gyumri (Municipal Cemetery No. 21, 342/5 Yerevan highway, January 24, 2020), and Yerevan (Central Municipal Cemetery 'Tokhmak', Narubashen street, January 25, 2020)," says the report.
The Embassy of Russia invites everyone willing to participate in the ceremonies to come to honor the long-standing friendship and common history of the two peoples and to commemorate soldiers who gave their lives to defend their Motherland.
On May 9, 2020, the International Remembrance Path project will be crowned by the opening of the main church of the Russian Armed Forces in the Patriotic Park 'Patriot' located in the Moscow Region. About 15,000 capsules with soil and water collected at burial sites of Soviet soldiers and wreck sites of Soviet warships all over the world will be buried at the foot of the church.
The church was built on donation money. All components of the interior and exterior are symbolic of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the German-Soviet War. The bell gable is 75 m high, the diameter of the central dome drum is 19.45 m, and the small dome is 14.18 m high to commemorate the 1418 days of the War.
The complex will also host a branch of the Central Armed Forces Museum. The museum will show a historical collection dedicated to the German-Soviet War. The collection includes photographs, documents, military awards, weapons, and personal belongings of soldiers and officers. A unique multimedia gallery will become the linchpin of the project. Everyone is invited to send the gallery pictures of their relatives—soldiers, veterans, partisans, defense industry workers, residents of the besieged Leningrad, and frontline reporters. Upon moderation and check, the pictures will be added to a unified database.