The Great Victory Day celebrated in Belgrade

The Great Victory Day celebrated in Belgrade

The 74th anniversary of the Victory Day over the Nazi invaders was celebrated in Belgrade. The Department for External Economic and International Relations of Moscow was one of the organizers of cultural events in the Serbian capital.

On May 7, the Russian House hosted the opening of an exhibition of photographs of the Archival Fund in Moscow, in the Great Hall of the Russian House in Belgrade, where the Russian dramatic war film “The Indestructible” was shown. “The Indestructible” is a Russian dramatic war film based on the real story of the feat of the crew of the Soviet KV-1 tank under the command of Semyon Konovalov, who took an unequal battle and destroyed 16 tanks, 2 armored vehicles and 8 vehicles with enemy live force in the hamlet of Nizhnemityakin, Tarasovsky District Rostov region on July 13, 1942.

At the event, Aleksey Bondaruk, Deputy Head of the Department for External Economic and International Relations of Moscow, and Anna Danilova, Deputy of Moscow, Head of the Russian Land Foundation and the Blue Plate Memory Preservation Program, delivered a speech. The Moscow Cadet Music Corps also performed at the event, performing well-known Russian and Serbian works, and the audience in the crowded hall was delighted with the emotional performance.
The guests of the exhibition were acquainted with the works of Mikhail Trakhman, Yuri Korolev, Alexander Ustinov, Boris Ignatovich, Sergey Strunnikov and other famous military photo correspondents. Gunners, sailors, partisans, ordinary nurses, turners and pioneers got into the camera lens. They all stood on the defense of our Fatherland. Rare shots convey their heroism, courage and resilience shown during the war.

On May 9, a grandiose concert with the participation of Russian and Serbian performers took place on the central square of the city, after which the film “Balkan Frontier” was shown to a large audience. The organizer of the gala concert was the Russian House in Belgrade, the event was supported by the Mayor’s Office of Belgrade and the Government of Moscow.

On the streets of Belgrade, for the fourth time, the action "Immortal Regiment" took place. Residents of various cities of the country, representatives of veteran organizations, societies of Russian-Serbian friendship, organizations of Russian compatriots, business structures again went out to the streets of Serbian cities with portraits of their relatives and friends, thus recreating the picture of the fate of the soldiers who participated in the Second World War, repelling NATO aggression to Yugoslavia in 1999
Among the participants of the march were: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation Alexander Chepurin, Chairman of the Committee of the Council of the Federation on International Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Committee of the Council of the Federation on Social Policy of the Russian Federation Valery Ryazansky, Ministers of the Serbian Government Nenad Popovich and Zoran Djordjevic, Deputy Head of the Department for External Economic and International Relations of Moscow Alexey Bondaruk's etc.

The "Immortal Regiment" gathered under its banners Serbs, Russians, representatives of other fraternal peoples to us, proving that it can become another important symbol of our common history. We fought together and together must preserve the memory of this in the name of our friendship.

The Russian House in Belgrade acted as coordinator for the preparation of celebrations for Victory Day. It was responsible for the preparation and holding of Victory Day events with the participation of representatives of the Serbian capital’s mayoralty, the Serbia Immortal Regiment foundation, the Serbian branch of the International Public Foundation for Orthodox Unity, the Balkan Cossack Army, the Night Wolves All-Russian Motor Club, Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots, Russian National Minority, Youth and Volunteer Organizations, etc. 

Companies "NIS" and "Lukoil" took on the role of the funders of the events.

Source: Russian House in Belgrade