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China: Russians and Chinese join Immortal Regiment march in Beijing02:31

China: Russians and Chinese join Immortal Regiment march in Beijing

China, Beijing
May 9, 2017 at 13:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of descendants and commemorators of the Soviet soldiers that participated in an Immortal Regiment march in Beijing's Chaoyang Park, Tuesday, marking the 72nd anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.

The mourners held banners and placards in Russian and Chinese exalting Chia-Russia relations. Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov took part in the event, as well as Chinese visual artist and creator of the Soviet Falcon monument Yuan Xikun.

"I got a chance to do it here in Beijing, so I decided to come," Margarita, an Russian participant in the event, said as she held a portrait of her great grandfather.

Among the participants was Guangjian Qian, a member of the Council of the Russia-China Friendship Association, who described the Immortal Regiment march in Beijing as an event with a "far-reaching impact for both China and Russia" as it "proves that our countries' friendship is long-standing and well-established."

Bessmertny Polk (Immortal Regiment) marches are scheduled in dozens of cities throughout Russia and across the globe to mark the 72nd anniversary of what is known in the former Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War. Campaign participants march with a portrait of a relative or an unknown veteran of the war through the central streets of their cities.

China holds its own Victory Day celebrations on September 9 in celebration of the end of World War II and China's victory in the War of Resistance against Japan.

China: Russians and Chinese join Immortal Regiment march in Beijing02:31
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Hundreds of descendants and commemorators of the Soviet soldiers that participated in an Immortal Regiment march in Beijing's Chaoyang Park, Tuesday, marking the 72nd anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.

The mourners held banners and placards in Russian and Chinese exalting Chia-Russia relations. Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov took part in the event, as well as Chinese visual artist and creator of the Soviet Falcon monument Yuan Xikun.

"I got a chance to do it here in Beijing, so I decided to come," Margarita, an Russian participant in the event, said as she held a portrait of her great grandfather.

Among the participants was Guangjian Qian, a member of the Council of the Russia-China Friendship Association, who described the Immortal Regiment march in Beijing as an event with a "far-reaching impact for both China and Russia" as it "proves that our countries' friendship is long-standing and well-established."

Bessmertny Polk (Immortal Regiment) marches are scheduled in dozens of cities throughout Russia and across the globe to mark the 72nd anniversary of what is known in the former Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War. Campaign participants march with a portrait of a relative or an unknown veteran of the war through the central streets of their cities.

China holds its own Victory Day celebrations on September 9 in celebration of the end of World War II and China's victory in the War of Resistance against Japan.

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