The procession of the “Immortal Regiment” in Madrid, May 7, 2017 [© Rossa Primavera News Agency]
More than 500 people took part in the procession of the “Immortal Regiment” in the Spanish capital of Madrid on May 7, the correspondent of the Rossa Primavera News Agency reports.
According to the participants of the event, their number may even be more than 700 people.
The procession of the “Immortal Regiment” began in the heart of Madrid on la Lealtad Square near the Monument to the Heroes of the Second of May (Spanish: Monumento a los Héroes del Dos de Mayo)1 monument. Then the procession continued along the Alley del Prado past the famous Prado Art Gallery to Colón Square, where a festive concert took place.
In addition to Madrid, the “Immortal Regiment” action is planned in other cities of Spain: Marbella, Tenerife (on the Canary Islands), Barcelona, Alicante, Valencia, and Gandia.
One of the organizers of the action was the “Essence of Time” civic movement and the “Good deed” association. The “Znayka” Russian educational center and the “Slavic meeting” association provided great help in organizing the procession and concert. The initiative was supported by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Spain, Rossotrudnichestvo2 and the Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots (СCRС) of Spain.
1 The Monument to the Heroes of the Second of May, or the Monument to the Fallen for Spain is a monument to the fallen heroes of the people’s uprising against Napoleon in 1808 – Editor.
2 Rossotrudichestvo is the Federal agency for the Commonwealth of the Independent States, Compatriots living abroad and for international humanitarian cooperation – Editor
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency