“Big Asia”: More than One Million People Performed “Victory Day” in 100 Languages

29/05/2020 20:00

More than a million people from 60 countries of the world performed the legendary song of David Tukhmanov to the poems of the poet-front-line soldier Vladimir Kharitonov “Victory Day”. Everyone was invited to sing it in the language that seemed closer and more native to him. As a result, the song was performed in one hundred languages of the peoples of Russia and the world.

Among the organizers and main participants of the project were famous musicians and performers. Among them are Emir Kusturica, Nadezhda Babkina, Igor Butman, Diana Gurtskaya and others. People's Artist of Russia Lev Leshchenko launched a large-scale campaign.

“The victory was forged by people of all countries, all nationalities, - the people's artist said. - And today I would very much like us to sing a wonderful song by David Tukhmanov and the poet Vladimir Kharitonov “Victory Day” in all our native languages”.

All videos recorded during the campaign can be seen on the official website of the project.

The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly held an International video conference “The USSR: VICTORIOUS TOGETHER - for Peace and Creation”. The meeting was held as part of a megaproject of the same name dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the great Victory. The virtual event brought together well-known historians and scientists, public and political figures from the former republics of the Soviet Union and other countries. The forum was dedicated to the preservation of historical memory and the inadmissibility of inciting regional conflicts and other negative manifestations. The participants spoke for the preservation of peace, friendship and harmony, as well as for effective cooperation between countries and peoples. 

Specially for the Project “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER”, the Foundation “Sustainable Development of Bulgaria” recorded video stories of Russian and Bulgarian veterans: participants of the war, home front workers, children of the Great Patriotic war and World War II. They talk about difficult path and call on present and future generations to preserve peace, maintain cooperation and not forget those terrible times.

“You advanced people can find everything on the Internet: the Fall of Berlin, and the Siege of Leningrad. But these are dry historical reports. It's another matter if you talk to veterans before it's too late. They tell you about their life, their youth, that they gave you this peaceful and happy life,” - Igor Zavyalov, Chairman of the Council of Veterans of Russian compatriots in Bulgaria, a resident of the besieged Leningrad, addressed the younger generation.

A veteran of the Great Patriotic war Lidia Osipova wished the youth a peaceful sky, always remember and not forget our Victory and our history.