Israel Marks Victory Day by 'Immortal Regiment', Veterans Marches in Jerusalem

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Thousands of Israelis marched on Tuesday through the center of Jerusalem, marking the Victory Day.

JERUSALEM (Sputnik) — Veterans and home-front workers, prisoners of concentration camps and ghettos from different parts of the country took part in the march, alongside the "Immortal Regiment", despite the hot weather.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Victory Day military parade marking the World War II anniversary at Red Square in Moscow. - Sputnik International
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The demonstrators were carrying flags of Israel, Russia, countries of the anti-Hitler coalition, the Victory banners to the strains of war songs.

The Victory Day is a state holiday in Israel, with celebrations held on May 9 and adjacent days.

The Israeli-held "Immortal Regiment" march for the first time in 2014. This year residents of some 20 settlement across Israel took part in the event.

The "Immortal Regiment" is a patriotic initiative that commemorates WWII soldiers in marches held across Russia and other countries in early May. In 2016, at least 40 countries housed the "Immortal Regiment" marches.

© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bank'Immortal Regiment' March in Moscow
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'Immortal Regiment' March in Moscow
© REUTERS / Fabrizio BenschPeople carrying portraits of deceased relatives as they attend the Immortal Regiment march during the Victory Day celebrations at the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin, Germany
People carrying portraits of deceased relatives as they attend the Immortal Regiment march during the Victory Day celebrations at the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin, Germany - Sputnik International
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People carrying portraits of deceased relatives as they attend the Immortal Regiment march during the Victory Day celebrations at the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin, Germany
© Sputnik / Ivan BulatovOver 100 People Join 'Immortal Regiment' March in Beijing
Over 100 People Join 'Immortal Regiment' March in Beijing - Sputnik International
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Over 100 People Join 'Immortal Regiment' March in Beijing
© Sputnik / Jenny McCallThe Immortal Regiment march in London, 2017
The Immortal Regiment march in London, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The Immortal Regiment march in London, 2017
© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankRussian President Vladimir Putin attends Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations, marking 72nd anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in central Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations, marking 72nd anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in central Moscow - Sputnik International
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations, marking 72nd anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in central Moscow
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'Immortal Regiment' March in Moscow
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People carrying portraits of deceased relatives as they attend the Immortal Regiment march during the Victory Day celebrations at the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin, Germany
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Over 100 People Join 'Immortal Regiment' March in Beijing
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The Immortal Regiment march in London, 2017
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations, marking 72nd anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in central Moscow

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