The procession of the "Immortal Regiment" in honor of the 77th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War was held at the Turkmen-Russian school named after A. S. Pushkin in Ashgabat.
Pupils of the school took part in the patriotic action initiated by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Turkmenistan. They, with portraits of their relatives who participated in the Great Patriotic War, marched in a solemn procession around the school building.
Before the start of the procession, a rally was held, during which the participants of the "Immortal Regiment" were congratulated on Victory Day by the adviser-envoy of the Russian embassy Konstantin Shlykov . He noted that reverence for ancestors are the features that unite the peoples of Russia and Turkmenistan. “We are rightfully proud of our grandfathers, great-grandfathers, our grandmothers and great-grandmothers. But before that, we probably also need to ask ourselves what we can do today. And, probably, we need to try to live in such a way that they can be proud of us,” he said. diplomat.
Turkmenistan, together with other union republics, made a great contribution to the victory in the Great Patriotic War. More than 180 thousand Turkmen citizens fought on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War. More than 70 thousand fighters were awarded orders and medals, 104 of them were awarded the high title of Hero of the Soviet Union, and 15 people became full holders of the Order of Glory. Residents of Turkmenistan donated about 7 and a half tons of gold and silver jewelry to the Defense Fund.