For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Buenos Aires and other cities in Argentina hosted the “Immortal Regiment” action in a full-time format. This year, the event in the Argentine capital was attended by more than 50 people, including compatriots living in the country, employees of the Russian embassy and other foreign missions of the Russian Federation, as well as members of local public organizations. The procession of the “Immortal Regiment” in Argentina has been held since 2016.
“Victory Day occupies a special place in the calendar of memorable dates of our country. The sacred memory of the feat of the Soviet people unites all Russians and participants in the war, workers of the home front, youth, our compatriots living abroad, people from all The leadership and staff of the Russian House in Buenos Aires traditionally participate in the procession of the “Immortal Regiment”. In addition to the capital, this year this symbolic and important event for all of us will be carried out in seven Argentine cities: Oberá, Rosario, Paraná, Mar del Plata, Bariloche, Comodorro Rivadavia, Ushuaia”, said Olga Muratova, head of the Rossotrudnichestvo office in Argentina, in a commentary for RG.
The event was traditionally held in one of the central metropolitan squares named after General José de San Martín, who fought for the independence of Latin American states. The participants of the march, carrying portraits of their relatives, participants in the Great Patriotic War, proceeded from the monument to San Martín to the monument in honor of the Argentine soldiers who died during the armed conflict between Argentina and Great Britain over the Malvinas (Malvinas Islands). Falklands – During the action, the participants sang several traditional songs about the war, including “Katyusha” and “Victory Day”.
“We are very happy that after 2 years of the pandemic, the march was held in person and we were able to personally experience this incredible atmosphere. It is important to point out that not only our compatriots, but also the Argentines, all those who care about the memory of the Great Victory, and who remember and honor the feat of the Soviet people in that terrible war”, Olga Muratova emphasized.
The day before, the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Buenos Aires hosted a classical music concert coinciding with the celebration of Victory Day, whose guest of honor was a war and work veteran living in Argentina, Maria Stepanovna Kadar. . Those present were able to listen to famous works by Russian classics Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninov performed by the pianist, laureate of international competitions Irina Dichkovskaya. The photographic exhibition “Armed with love. Artists at war” was also presented at the event. A gala concert is scheduled for May 8 at the “Vissarion Belinsky” Cultural and Sports Club of Compatriots, which will be attended by creative teams of compatriots based in Argentina.
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