In the zone of the special military operation to protect the population of Donbass, the action “Candle of Memory” was held, the military police of the “Brave” group lit lights in memory of the victims of the Great Patriotic War. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation published footage of the past action on June 22.
The participants of the special operation lined up in the form of a tactical “O” sign, holding lit candles in their hands.
The action “Candle of Memory”, timed to coincide with the Day of Memory and Sorrow, officially began in Russia on June 21. The event started with the lighting of the main candle in the capital’s Yelokhov Cathedral, where the first liturgy for the future Great Victory took place 81 years ago.
In addition, on Wednesday, June 22, at 12:15, an all-Russian minute of silence will be held. It was at this time in 1941 that the appeal of the Soviet government about the attack of Nazi Germany on the USSR went on the air.
The Minute of Silence action has become traditional; Russians see its goal in preserving the historical memory of the Great Patriotic War. For a short time, normal activities will be suspended, as well as radio and television broadcasting.
A particle of the flame of the Eternal Flame from the memorial complex “Brest Fortress – Hero” has already been delivered to the Main Temple of the Armed Forces (AF) of the Russian Federation for the memorial action “Candle of Memory”. In Brest (Belarus), a torch with a sacred fire was lit by a participant in the Great Patriotic War, Valery Kasatonov.
Also from 9:00 on Tuesday, near the main temple of the Russian Armed Forces, the concert program “I Remember” will begin. It will last all day at the monument to the “Mothers of the Victors” and on the Cathedral Square.
Also in all regions of Russia there will be rallies at the Eternal Flame and monuments to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War, expositions in museums.
As the head of the board of trustees of the action, State Duma deputy Irina Yarovaya noted, the “Candle of Memory” will unite tens of millions of people.
How the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow will be held in Russia on June 22, 2022 – follow on the Izvestia TV channel.