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OTTAWA, April 30. /TASS/. A plane carrying a giant banner featuring a St. George ribbon and Victory Day congratulations will fly over Montreal, Canada’s province of Quebec, on May 9, an activist of Montreal’s Russian-speaking diaspora told TASS on Thursday.
"We have placed an order for a huge banner - three metre wide and 75 metre long. A St. George ribbon will take sixty percent of it, the rest of the space will have an English-language sign reading ‘May 9 Victory Day,’" said Gennady Dmitriyev. It is planned that a plane carrying this banner will be flying over Montreal from noon for three or four hours on May 9. "The plane will fly over the old town, downtown Montreal and other districts where our veterans and Russian-speaking community live. Apart from that, the plane will eject white smoke plumes."
The plane, according to Dmitriyev, will be flying at a height of 400-500 metres. "The air company has assured the plane will be well seen from the ground even if the weather is cloudy," he said.
"This action will have a symbolic meaning over the great amount of mud and lies slung on the history of the Victory in Canada," he said, adding that the funds to sponsor this action had been raised by the Russian-speaking community of Montreal.