Day of Remembrance and Sorrow in Moscow

By Vestnik Kavkaza
Day of Remembrance and Sorrow in Moscow

June 22 is one of the most sad dates in the history of all the former Soviet republics - the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. This day reminds of all the killed, tortured, dead on the home front. A great sacrifice that the peoples of the USSR brought will forever remain in the memory of all mankind. The Remembrance Day is common for millions of people who are now divided by the interstate borders.

1418 candles, corresponding to the number of the days of the Great Patriotic War, were lit on the Crimean embankment in Moscow on June 21.

The event is held within the framework of the action ‘Line of Memory’, during which anyone can light a candle in memory of one of the most important day of the war for his family. On the site there are ‘guardians of fire’ in military uniform, who tell the visitors about the difficult military times. Candles and the red sheets of the tear-off calendar, on which the each day of war is marked with the white numbers, are installed on the barrier curb along the embankment.