Sevastopol celebrated Victory Day
On May 9, Sevastopol celebrated the 78th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and the 79th anniversary of the liberation of the city from Nazi invaders.
Traditionally, on Victory Day, the Memorial of the Heroic Defense of Sevastopol in 1941-1942 was laid at the Eternal Flame. The events were attended by Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Petr Gorodov, Deputy Commander of the Black Sea Fleet for military-political work, Rear Admiral Vyacheslav Rodionov and Deputy Commander of the Black Sea Fleet Dmitry Pyatunin, Senators Ekaterina Altabaeva and Sergei Kolbin, State Duma deputies Tatyana Lobach and Dmitry Belik, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly Vladimir Nemtsev, heads of the federal and law enforcement agencies of Sevastopol: the prosecutor of the city of Sevastopol Maxim Zhuk, the acting head of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Sevastopol Alexander Mikhailov, Archpriest Sergiy Khalyuta, the chairman of the local religious community of Orthodox Judaism «Sevastopol Jewish Community Chabad» Binyamin Wolf, chairman of the Sevastopol Muslim community «Munevver» Enver Resulyev, head of the regional executive committee of the All-Russian Popular Front Larisa Melnik, chairman of the Public Chamber of the city of Sevastopol Alexander Troshev, veterans, residents and guests of the city.
Dear Sevastopol residents! I congratulate you on the Victory Day and the Liberation Day of Sevastopol! We are happy people because we have a history. We remember the exploits of our grandfathers and know the price of this Victory. As long as there is this pride, as long as we are united, we are invincible! They say that if God wants to punish someone, then he takes away first the memory, then the faith, and nothing remains of the people. This will never happen in our country. Glory to the Russian soldier, glory to the people of Russia! Happy Holidays! — said Mikhail Razvozhaev.
In the morning, on the Central City Ring, everyone could get the St. George Ribbon — a symbol of Victory Day. And from 9:30 until the evening, an exhibition of military equipment is held on Nakhimov Square.
For 240 years, Sevastopol has been the main base of the Black Sea Fleet, a city in which everything related to history, traditions and memory has a special meaning and sound. The liberation of Sevastopol on May 9, 1944 was the prologue to the Great Victory. Therefore, for us, this is not only a festive date, but also an integral part of the history of the Hero City. And while we remember the pain of loss and are proud of the exploits of our fathers and grandfathers, we can consider ourselves Sevastopol residents. Today, the servicemen of the Black Sea Fleet prove that they are worthy heirs of the military glory of the victors in the Great Patriotic War, continuers of their mission to eradicate Nazism— Vice Admiral, Commander of the Black Sea Fleet Viktor Sokolov noted in his congratulations.
The celebration of Victory Day in Sevastopol this year did without mass events, but there were quite a few celebrations themselves — over a hundred locations and actions. A field kitchen worked on Nakhimov Square and in Victory Park. In the city center, one could become a participant in the Field Mail campaign.
A festive concert dedicated to the 78th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and the 79th anniversary of the liberation of Sevastopol from Nazi invaders was held at the Rakushka summer stage and gathered a lot of spectators.
Photos and materials: press service of the government of Sevastopol.
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