BEIJING (Sputnik) — The event took place in Nanguan Park, located near the Russian Culture Center in Beijing. The city's authorities allowed only up to 50 people to take part in the march.
The Immortal Regiment is a patriotic initiative that commemorates WWII soldiers in marches held across Russia and other countries in early May. During the marches, people carry photographs of their ancestors who participated in the war. Some 12 million people have participated in the 2015 Immortal Regiment march throughout Russia.
This year, commemorative marches are planned in the US, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, and many other countries.