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Photo by V. Novikov. Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government

The legendary military parade took place on Red Square on November 7, 1941, at the height of the Battle of Moscow.

The capital celebrates the 79th anniversary of the parade on Red Square, which took place on November 7, 1941. Sergei Sobyanintook part in the solemn wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden. Representatives of the Moscow volunteer movement also took part in the event. Volunteers laid a wreath on behalf of the capital’s veterans.

“Indeed, this is a grandiose historical event. To understand its epoch-making and significance, one must imagine the conditions in which the parade took place. Before that, for months there was a series of bloody battles, which were far from always successful, millions of losses, and, in fact, both the country and the city were teetering on the brink – on the brink of a huge tragedy. And I don’t think the morale was at the highest level at the time. And this historic parade, of course, gave such a powerful moral boost to the entire country, to all the troops. He gave a signal to the world community that the country is alive, that it will fight to the last, ”said the Moscow Mayor.

In addition, Sergei Sobyanin toured the museum of installations on Red and Manezhnaya Squares, and also talked via video link with participants in the reconstruction of the Battle of Moscow, which is taking place in the Patriot Park.

“We have created an open-air museum here on Red Square, and all Muscovites can come to see historical footage and installations. It seems to me that this is an interesting tradition that allows you to see Moscow at that time, to feel the spirit of that time, ”Sergei Sobyanin said.

Vyacheslav Sivko, reserve colonel of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Hero of the Russian Federation, expressed gratitude to the city for the reconstruction of the battle near Moscow and suggested making it traditional. According to him, such initiatives are important for the younger generation.

“I am very grateful to the Ministry of Defense, which responded and created a joint project with us – the reconstruction of the battle near Moscow. This is the first such reconstruction. I agree with Vyacheslav Vladimirovich: of course, it should be made a tradition, made more ambitious and interesting, ”the Moscow Mayor noted, adding that next year the 80th anniversary of the historic parade will be celebrated.

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