Greece: Hundreds take part in Immortal Regiment march through AthensMay 09, 2016 at 20:40 (GMT) · Published
Hundreds of people took part in the Immortal Regiment march in Athens, Monday, to mark the 71st anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union at the end of World War II.
Participants marched through the Municipality of Kallithea holding banners, pictures of a relatives who fought and portraits of unknown veterans of the war. After the march they gathered next to the Monument of Soviet fighters and listened to a speech from the Russian ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, Andrey Maslov.
The Bessmertny Polk (Immortal Regiment) campaign is scheduled in dozens of cities throughout Russia and across the globe at the start of May to mark the 71th anniversary of what is known in the former Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War. Campaign participants march with a portrait of a relative or an unknown veteran of the war through the central streets of their cities. This year more than 10 million participants are expected to take part in the event worldwide, according to the Immortal Regiment co-chairman Sergei Lapenkov.