Today, May 5, the ONF campaign “The Fire of Memory” starts – it will overcome distances with a total length of 75,715 km.
The Eternal Flame burns in the Alexander Garden in memory of the Soviet soldiers and civilians who died during the Great Patriotic War. To visit him, especially on the eve of Victory Day, is a significant event, especially for veterans who would like to honor the memory of their fallen comrades. But not all of them have the opportunity to visit the Alexander Garden.
As a sign of gratitude, activists of the Popular Front will deliver lamps with particles of the Eternal Flame from the Alexander Garden to the veterans.
This is already a traditional action and is held in 2023 for the seventh time. It takes place at the beginning of every May on the eve of Victory Day. The action opens with a solemn ceremony of taking a particle of the Eternal Flame from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden. After that, the rally starts, and the fire is carried in different directions.
This year, the particles of fire will have to cover a distance of 75,715 km. Of these, 61,260 km are by aircraft and 14,455 km by cars and trains.
For the second year in a row, the action has an international status and is being held jointly with the Rossotrudnichestvo federal agency. Particles of the Eternal Flame are sent not only to cities and villages in Russia, but also to other countries. This year – in 13 countries and 33 regions of Russia, including the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. An important symbolic event is also planned – the lighting of the Eternal Flame in Bakhmut, on the Hill of Glory.
Among the countries where the particles of fire from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will go are the Republic of Abkhazia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Argentine Republic, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, the Republic of Cyprus, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Serbia, the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina), the Republic of Chile, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
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