09 may / 2019

Celebration of the Victory Day in Nepal

On the 9th of May, Kathmandu witnessed the 74th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). This day, Russian compatriots, Embassy of Russia’s and Russian Centre of Science and Culture’s (RCSC) staff and their family members convened to commemorate the war and labour veterans who made their contribution to crushing defeat of fascism. Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of Russia Mr. Yury Yuzhaninov and Director of the RCSC Ms Iuliia Androsova delivered their speeches. They underlined necessity to preserve the memory of Soviet Union peoples’ historical role in elimination of the threat of Nazism all over the world.

The Victory Day celebration included the laying of flowers to the “Immortal Regiment” exposition and distribution of orange and black Georgian ribbons – patriotic symbol of military glory. The participants of the event performed wartime poems and songs within the framework of the programme organized by the Association of Russian Compatriots in Nepal. For those interested in the history of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), on the eve of the Victory Day the RCSC opened the photo exhibitions “Unconquered Hero City” and “Turning 43rd” devoted to the blockade of Leningrad (1941-1944) and the Kursk Battle of 1943.