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A solemn event in honor of Victory Day held at the Moryak recreation center

A solemn event in honor of Victory Day held at the Moryak recreation center

On May 12, 2022, a solemn event dedicated to the 77th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War was held in the Moryak recreation center in Moscow region with the participation of veterans of the sea and river fleet.

During the event, wreaths and flowers were laid at the monument “In Memory of Fallen Sailors and Ships Lost During the Great Patriotic War in 1941-1945”. The memory of soldiers who gave their lives for freedom of their homeland was honored with a minute’s silence. Cadets of the Academy of Water Transport of the Russian University of Transport stood guard of honor in front of the monument.

After the wreath-laying ceremony, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport Konstantin Anisimov, Chairman of the Council of Veterans of the Navy Yuri Mikhailov, Deputy General Director of FSUE “Rosmorport” Sergey Simonov delivered solemn speeches.

“The Great Victory Day is the most popular and brightest holiday in Russia, representing the power and greatness of our country. Today, it is the sacred duty of every Russian to defend the historical truth about the Great Patriotic War, to preserve the memory of the great feat of the generation of winners, to honor it as a history of valor, true patriotism and moral courage,” Sergei Simonov noted in his speech.

A festive concert was organized for the participants of the event, with front-line songs, a performance of a dancing group, and a lunch at the mobile kitchen.

The Council of Veterans of the Navy expresses gratitude to Yuri Mikhailov, Sergey Simonov, employees of the Moryak recreation center for the organization of the patriotic event and thanks all participants of the event.

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The Moryak recreation center is a symbolic place for everyone who deals with maritime and river affairs. During Soviet years, a pioneer flotilla was located at the area of the recreation center. The flotilla was created with direct involvement of the Hero of the Soviet Union, the first polar explorer Ivan Dmitrievich Papanin. Every year a march was held in the camp in memory of the soldiers who died at the fronts of the Great Patriotic War.