China: Immortal Regiment march marks V-Day in Beijing

Hundreds of descendants and commemorators of the Soviet soldiers that participated in an Immortal Regiment march in Beijing's Chaoyang Park on Wednesday, marking the 73rd anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. The mourners held banners and placards in Russian and Chinese, as well as portraits of relatives who fought or died in the war. «We're celebrating... Еще this victory, but at the same time we remember how many people died, how much pain and suffering the families living in those time had to go through,» Tamara Kondratenko, a Russian participant, said. Immortal Regiment marches are scheduled in dozens of cities throughout Russia and across the globe to mark the 73rd 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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