International Marathon “Songs of the Great Victory” Starts in Russia

05/05/2020 10:41

The world-wide coronavirus pandemic has affected events marking the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory over fascism. They will be held later. And today we can unite and congratulate our dear veterans and remember all those who died on the Second World War fronts, giving their lives for us. We know about that war from the stories of veterans, books of memories, feature films and, of course, from songs. “Victory day”, “Katyusha”, “Dark Night”, “Cranes” and hundreds of other songs about the war are loved all over the world and are performed not only in Russian, but also in many foreign languages.

The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly invites you to participate in events dedicated to the celebration of Victory and honoring veterans. In the year of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Second World War, the International Marathon “Songs of the Great Victory” starts. #ВеликиеПесниВеликойПобеды #GreatVictorySongs  

Professional musicians and amateurs from different countries will perform famous songs associated with the Victory in the Great Patriotic War in their national languages or in Russian language, as well as their national songs related to the Second World War.

Everyone can take part in the Marathon by recording his performance on video (it can be your Smartphone camera, camera, video camera). You can record a joint performance of songs in self-isolation, and if restrictions are lifted, record a video near a memorial site or monument related to the history of the Second World War.

STEP 1. Choose your favorite song from the list of the suggested songs; download the soundtrack (via the link You can also choose any wartime song you like and record your own soundtrack.

STEP 2. Shoot a video of your performance on your Smartphone (creative approach is encouraged).

STEP 3. Post the video in your accounts or accounts of your communities in social networks (if possible on several platforms) with the hashtags  #ВеликиеПесниВеликойПобеды  #GreatVictorySongs. Put the accompanying hashtags  #GreatVictory75  #OneVictoryForAll #NobodyForgotten 

STEP 4. Mark a few of your friends and pass the baton to them so that they can perform songs and pass the message on.

STEP 5. The Marathon starts on May 5.