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Armenia's Capital Yerevan to Host 'Immortal Regiment' Rally on May 9

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Immortal Regiment campaign in Russian regions - Sputnik International
The "Immortal Regiment" patriotic initiative honoring victory over Nazism in World War II will take place in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on May 9, the organizers said Saturday.

YEREVAN (Sputnik) — According to the organizers of the event, the march will finish at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the city.

"For the first time since Armenia’s independence, the participants of the civic action will carry the Banner of Victory," the statement read.

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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 participated in the 2015 Immortal Regiment march throughout Russia.

This year, commemorative marches are planned in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, and many other countries.

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