Germany: Berliners mark V-Day with Immortal Regiment march

Several hundred Berliners, Russians and other visitors participated in an Immortal Regiment march in the German capital on Wednesday to commemorate their relatives who fought Nazism and lost their lives in World War II. The participants of the commemorative event first gathered at the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of the city, and then proceeded in columns to the Soviet War Memorial at... Еще Tiergarten, marching with placards and photos of their family members while singing famous Soviet war songs. At the Memorial they observed a minute's silence and laid wreaths at the statue of the Soviet warrior. «The Immortal Regiment is with us and our relatives are with us. We remember them and that means we truly love them and we will be always be hoping for peace,» said Ludmila Baturina from Kaliningrad. The Immortal Regiment march is an annual event held throughout Russia and in other countries between May 7-9 and comes as part of commemorative events to mark the anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War. In the recent years the Immortal Regiment campaign has been spreading outside Russia and the former Soviet Bloc, involving such countries as the US, Australia, China and Japan.

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