The servicemen of the Russian Pacific Fleet honored the memory of those perished in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, Vladimir Matveyev, the spokesman of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Pacific Fleet, informed on June 22, RIA Novosti reported.
In his interview, Matveyev informed journalists that the commemorating events took place in all naval and coastal combat units of the Russian Pacific Fleet.
“Events dedicated to the Day of Sorrow and Remembrance were held across the Russian Pacific Fleet. They began in Kamchatka. The command of the Russian North-East troops and Navy forces together with Russian military and Pacific Fleet veterans laid flowers and wreaths at the Memory Wall in the alley of Fame in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. A rally took place at the main square of Vilyuchinsk. The commanders and servicemen of the Pacific Fleet’s underwater forces, military veterans and members of the Russian Youth Military Patriotic Movement Junarmy (Junior Army) took part in the rally”, the spokesman said.
76 years ago, on June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union without declaration of war. This is the day the Great Patriotic War began. The war lasted almost 4 years, until the Red Army, having triumphantly passed through half of Europe, raised the Red Banner over the Reichstag. On June 22, Russia honors the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency