May 6, a solemn event took place in Paphos to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The square on October 28 at the City Hall was slowly filled with guests of the holiday, where tables with sweets and fresh pastries, drinks and other treats were already arranged next to each other. Here, the field kitchen was deployed, where everyone could taste real soldier’s porridge and fifty grams of front-line. Souvenirs of folk art, gifts, decorations were offered in the fairgrounds, and in the information booth of the Cypriot-Russian Association of Paphos it was possible to get St. George ribbons, caps and a lot of useful and interesting information about the organization’s activities and join it by issuing membership right on the spot. the beginning of the concert, which was attended by talented artists and creative teams of the city, the event was gaining new colors. The favorite songs of the war years were heard from the stage, there were choreographic performances that convey pictures of war. Spectators greeted each number with stormy applause, many numbers made them cry. I would like to express special gratitude to Svetlana Ioann (Dance Studio “Vera”) and Natalia Goncharova (“Girls’ Club”) in organizing and conducting the concert. Thank you for your contribution and high professionalism. While the adults communicated with each other, little visitors with great pleasure were making soldier caps of paper and playing games. At dusk, which spread over the city, the “Immortal Regiment” passed through the central street, in which Adults and children carried various flags, photos of their relatives, veterans and participants of the war, singing “Katyusha”. The procession brought together about a thousand people of different nationalities living in Paphos, including Russians and Ukrainians, Cypriots, Pontic Greeks, Bulgarians, Armenians, Georgians and British, whose grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought for the victory. After a moment of silence, which all guests of the festival commemorated the soldiers who died in the war, the concert program was continued by the exemplary orchestra of the Rosguards, which performed the legendary songs “Smuglyanka”, “Hot Snow”, “Song of a Distant Motherland”, “Ballad of Mother” and other famous works. festive volleys scooped up for the final song “Victory Day”. Thank you to the organizer of the Rossotrudnichestvo company, the Paphos City Hall, as well as the general and local sponsors! Thanks to everyone who made this holiday possible and to those who considered it their duty to come and share this evening!
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