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    2016 WWII Victory Day Celebrations (50)

    Everyone is welcome to attend the Immortal Regiment patriotic initiative honoring victory over Nazism in World War II in London regardless of their nationality, citizenship, faith or political views, the organizers said in a statement Saturday.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — The event is taking place on May 9.

    "Anyone can participate in the rally, regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, faith, political or other views. Bring your children and your families, invite your colleagues and friends. We want to come together to honor the memory of our loved ones — the participants of World War II, those who worked in the rear, partisans, members of the resistance, concentration camp prisoners and those who lived through the Leningrad blockade," the statement read.

    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 Immortal Regiment marches throughout Russia in 2015.

    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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