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78th anniversary of Soviet victory in Great Patriotic War marked in Dhaka

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 10th May, 2023 10:06:55 PM
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A huge program was held in Dhaka to mark the 78th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War with support of the Association of Russian Compatriots in Bangladesh “RODINA” (Motherland) and Russian House in Dhaka.

After memorial action, St. George's Ribbon, participants moved through main Mirpur road to New market in a way of a big auto rally of over 50 cars and motorcycles bearing black-orange St. George ribbons and symbolizing «Immortal Regiment». Replicas of Flags of Victory in 1945 and Soviet Union were also here. 

H.E. Alexander V. Mantytskiy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, greeted the attendees and emphasized the importance of preserving the memory of the feat of our forebears and the decisive role of the USSR in the victory over Nazism.

Members of Soviet Alumni Association Bangladesh (SAAB) and CIS-Bangladesh Chamber of commerce, students of Stamford University, Russian Embassy staff and lots of Bangladeshi actively participated in this event widely covered by local media. Everyone was light the Candle of Memory.

The festivities ended by the great reception given at Russian diplomatic mission on this occasion.