Saturday, 6 May 2017

Commemorate Victory Day at Manchester Cenotaph Sunday 7th May

This coming Tuesday

marks the 72nd anniversary of the end of the war against fascism, referred to in Russia as the Great Patriotic War.

Manchester is twinned with the city of St Petersburg (then Leningrad), whose people, along with so many millions of other Soviet citizens, underwent incredible suffering following Hitler's assault on their country.

There will be a gathering at Manchester Cenotaph on Sunday 7th May at 1.30pm (for a 2pm start), including members of Manchester's Russian community, which will be an opportunity to commemorate the sacrifices of all those who gave their lives in the struggle against fascism, including those 20 million Soviet soldiers and other citizens, and those sailors from Britain and so many other nations who faced the horrors of the Arctic convoys to get vital supplies to the Soviet people.

It will be followed by a gathering in the Lord Mayor's Parlour at Manchester Town Hall.

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