Participants of the International Film Festival "WON TOGETHER" laid Flowers at the Eternal Flame in Memory of the Fallen on the Fronts of the Great Patriotic War

05/11/2023 00:28

SOCHI. November 4. Participants, organizers and guests of the 18th International Film Festival “WON TOGETHER” laid flowers at the Eternal Flame at the city’s Railway Station Memorial Complex.

The eternal flame at the “Mass Grave” stele was lit with flames from the legendary Malaya Zemlya memorial in 1985. About 18 thousand soldiers left Sochi during the Great Patriotic War to go to the front, and almost 4.5 thousand of them did not return from the bloodiest war in human history.

The laying ceremony was attended by Vadim Snegirev, Deputy Head of the Municipal District of the Sochi Resort City, Leonid Mostovoy, Advisor to the Head of the City of Sochi, Marianna Ustinova, Head of the Culture Department of the Sochi City Administration, Andrei Belianinov, Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, Valery Ruzin, General Producer International Film Festival “WON TOGETHER”, Yuri Polyakov, Soviet and Russian writer, screenwriter, Chairman of the National Association of Playwrights and other prominent political, public figures, directors and screenwriters.

The participants of the ceremony honored the memory of the soldiers who gave their lives on the fields of the Great Patriotic War with a minute of silence.

Then the film festival participants visited the Alley of Marshals, which was opened this year to mark the 80th anniversary of the end of the battle for the Caucasus. The whole chapter of the film festival “WON TOGETHER” is dedicated to this event.

The Alley of Marshals is 14 busts of military figures who made the most significant contribution to the Victory over Nazi Germany. In particular, there are monuments to Zhukov, Rokossovsky, Vasilevsky, Konev, Malinovsky and others.