Republican authorities participate in celebratory events dedicated to Victory Day at Saur-Mogila

On May 8, a solemn event dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War and the memory of the Republican defenders, who fell in the battles of 2014, took place on the territory of the “Saur-Mogila” memorial complex.

The event was attended by the Head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka, People’s Council’s deputies, heads of ministries and departments, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, thousands of citizens and guests of the Republic.

Prior to the commemoration, His Eminence Barsanuphius, Bishop of Novoazovsk headed funeral worship for the fallen soldiers during the Great Patriotic War, as well as the defenders of the Donetsk People’s Republic, in a chapel named after the Faithful Saint Prince Alexander Nevsky.

A rally dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War took place after the commemoration. The Head of the DPR Denis Pushilin addressed the audience.

ʺDear compatriots, veterans and guests! I congratulate you on the 74th anniversary of the Great Victory! Saur-Mogila is a sacred place for us. This burial mound is covered with the blood of our ancestors and contemporaries. We are perfectly aware of the price of their exploits. These are the feats that determined whether Donbass will live in far 1943 and 2014,ʺ the head of the state underlined.

The audience observed a minute of silence as a tribute to the fallen during the Great Patriotic War and the liberation of the burial mound in 2014. The participants of the rally paid floral tributes to a memorial with the names of soldiers carved on it, who fell storming Suar-Mogila in 1943.

Then the solemn procession went up to the burial mound in order to lay floral tribute to the Eternal Flame and the graves of the fallen defenders of the Republic, who were buried there. In addition, a requiem meeting was held on the top of the burial site to commemorate those, who defended Saur-Mogila in 2014.

The Chairman of the People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka commented on the celebratory event dedicated to the victory over fascist invaders at Saur-Mogila to the press service of the People’s Council.

ʺI was glad to participate in a series of activities dedicated to the victory in the Great Patriotic War at Saur-Mogila. This is a place, which each citizen of Donbass relates to the feat of soviet soldiers and the heroism of our contemporaries – the defenders of the Donetsk People’s Republic. To pay tribute to the fallen soldiers and to thank veterans is our duty. Thanks to the defenders of Donetsk land, true patriots of the Motherland,ʺ the Speaker of the Parliament said.

In turn, the Chairman of the People’s Council’s Committee on Constitutional Law and State-building Maxim Knysh noted that the preservation of the memory of the Great Patriotic War and patriotic education of youth were one of the most crucial objectives of the Republican authority.

ʺIt is an important tradition for us to come to Saur-Grave in the days of celebrating the Great Victory. This place means a lot to every inhabitant of Donbass, here during the Great Patriotic War there was one of the most important battles for our land. And in 2014, the story repeats itself. We once again had to defend the heights from the Nazis who wanted to rewrite the history of our land

Today, people involved in the military and patriotic club “Peresvet” came here together with me. It is essential that our children remember the great price pour people paid to achieve the Great Victory,ʺ the deputy reported to journalists.

It should be added that a concert from the artists of the Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic Society was organized for the veterans of the Great Patriotic War and all those present during the event. And then, they could treat themselves with tea and soldier’s porridge cooked by field kitchen.

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