Georgia participates in the "Memory Watch"
The Georgian capital is among the cities participating in the campaign "My Memory Watch" marking the 70th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War. According to the "Georgia-News", today in the morning in the park Vake, Tbilisi, representatives of a Georgian public, artists and students brought together at the grave of the Unknown Soldier.
"You know, this is probably the least that we could make in memory of really great people-heroes after 70 years. All of them were heroes and they have put their lives on the altar of the future for the idea of victory over fascism. I do not know what could be more noble" - said in an interview the singer Irma Sokhadze.
"I do not share the idea that it was someone's war or a war of certain nations. It was a world war, and thanks to all those who gave us life and freedom" - she added.
The International Cultural and Educational Union "Russian Club" appeared organizer of this event in Tbilisi. The initiator of the campaign was the Interstate Broadcasting Company "Mir". There was organized a special video-bridge "Memory Watch" on its channels, which has linked to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan, Riga, Almaty, Dushanbe, Minsk for an hour.
"I live in the country, in a small country, which despite the fact that it is so small, has lost 350 000 people in this war. It was a disaster, because the best young men went to the front and 350 thousand of them never returned. For such a States like Georgia it is a colossal figure" - said the president of "Russian Club" Nikolay Sventitsky during a speech at the event.
According to the club's representative, this action is carried out in the format of a "flash mob". "Memory Watch" can be carried out not only on the formal meeting, but also at his home. "Light the candles and remember your loved ones who participated in that war, fought on the front or worked in the rear. You can light a candle even in cyberspace - on his blog" - they explained in the "Russian Club".