The participants will light candles at 1418 installations, each of which symbolizes one day of the great Patriotic war.
In Moscow on the Crimean embankment launched the “Line memory”. There, in the Park “Muzeon”, gathered volunteers who are prepared to light candles at the memorial date of the great Patriotic war.
The first candle near the date of 22 June 1941 was lit by the head of the Moscow Department of culture Alexander Kibovsky, Moscow city Duma Deputy Yevgeny Gerasimov and head of the Moscow Committee of public relations and youth policy Ekaterina Dragunov.
According to the idea, this will create a line of 1418 installations, each of which symbolizes one day of the second world war and is a podium with an inscription and mounted with a candle. All the candles will burn up to 23.59 Monday, June 22.
As noted Kibovsky, the action takes place in Moscow not the first year. According to him, anyone can find a memorial for his family.
“I always put a candle on 14 January 1944, the day Sergeant intelligence 218 infantry regiment Ruslan Nikolaevich Kibovsky died a heroic death. For me and my family, this date is very important. And such date is every family”, – he explained.
Yekaterina Dragunova, in turn, said that the venue for this action is chosen not casually. After all, according to her, in 1941, in the night from 21 to 22 June in Moscow hosted the prom. Graduates walked through the Park, but at 4 in the morning war was declared.
The twenty-second of June 1941 is one of the saddest dates in the history of Russia and the former Soviet Union – the great Patriotic war (1941-1945). On this day, at dawn, Nazi Germany without declaring war attacked the USSR. Her aircraft launched massive strikes on airfields, railway hubs, naval bases, places of permanent deployment of troops and many cities to a depth of 250-300 km from the state border. Heavy bloody war that lasted 1,418 days and nights, ended may 9, 1945, with the complete defeat of Germany and the countries of the fascist bloc. The total casualties of the USSR in the course of this confrontation amounted to nearly 27 million people.