Traditional patriotic youth mass event "Candle of Memory" was held at the Capital Memorial of Glory on the eve of the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Tiraspol from the German-Romanian invaders. Several hundred Tiraspol came to light candles and lamps in honor of the soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War and those who liberated the city in April 1944. It's not just students, students of schools, but people of different generations. The deputy speaker of the parliament Galina Antyufeeva took part in the mass event.
"Candle of Memory" was held in Tiraspol for the fifth time. The candles in memory of the dead soldiers-liberators for the first time were lit in the capital on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the city. Today, the Tiraspol community posted a figure of 74 from the lighted candles and lamps.
It is symbolic that the event always takes place on the evening of April 11. The operation for the liberation of Tiraspol began at night, and on the early morning of April 12, 1944, the residents of the city greeted the heroes-liberators. 970 tragic days and nights of Romanian occupation, which claimed the lives of more than 4,000 Tiraspol citizens, are forever a thing of the past. Within two days the troops of the 37th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front crossed the Dniester River and occupied the Kitskan bridgehead, which became the starting point for one of the most successful military operations of the Great Patriotic War.
The participants of the action were addressed by the deputy head of the capital State Administration, Maria Pashchenko. She reminded the youth that they are the link between past and future generations, and this imposes a responsibility to be worthy of the feat of their fathers and grandfathers. Tatyana Payato, chairman of the Society of Former Prisoners of Fascism, called on young people to be courageous defenders of their Motherland. April 11 celebrate the International Day of the release of prisoners of concentration camps around the world. The candles burn that day in memory of those who were tortured and torn to pieces in countless fascist ghettos.
A lit candle for the deputy of the Supreme Council, the chairman of the Republican Association of War Veterans in Afghanistan, Igor Buga is a memory of the defenders of the Motherland, who died during the Great Patriotic War, in Afghanistan, and in 1992.
Memorable events in honor of the anniversary of the liberation of the city will continue in the capital until the end of this week. Tomorrow citizens will lay flowers at the Memorial of Glory to the graves of the dead soldiers, a meeting will be held. A military-patriotic festival will be held on the city beach on Saturday. The initiators of this event were the Republican Association of War Veterans in Afghanistan and the military-patriotic club "The Heirs of Victory".