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Immortal Regiment comes to Kuwait

May 04, 14:37 UTC+3 KUWAIT CITY

The Immortal Regiment march is a public event where people carry photos of their relatives who participated in the Great Patriotic War

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KUWAIT CITY, May 5. /TASS/. Around 200 people took part in the Immortal Regiment march in Kuwait on Friday, a TASS correspondent reported.

Descendants of Soviet WWII veterans - nationals of Russia and other CIS member states - carried the portraits of their family members who had contributed to the victory in the Great Patriotic War. Members of mixed families, people from Middle Eastern and European countries also came to the Russian embassy to express solidarity. Children were actively engaged in the procession because, according to the participants, "they hold a special place, since they are going to keep these memories alive for generations to come."

"The Immortal Regiment march is not a large-scale activity here in Kuwait but a very important one, it is aimed at commemorating millions of our fellow citizens who did not return from the battlefields, who died during the (Nazi) occupation or who did not survive the hunger and wounds, but whose final sacrifice helped make this victory happen," one of the march organizers Andrei Zavaliy said.

This is the second time the Immortal Regiment procession was held in Kuwait. Participants sang war songs and recited war poems, while the children and grandchildren of war veterans told the stories of their loved ones.

The Immortal Regiment march is a public event where people carry photos of their relatives who participated in the Great Patriotic War. The first march was held in the Siberian city of Tyumen in 2007, under the name of the Parade of the Victorious.

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