（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 刘登臣）5月8日，为纪念卫国战争胜利77周年，俄罗斯驻华大使馆在北京举行“不朽军团”游行活动。联合国国际合作协调局副局长、中外新闻社总裁韦燕，中外新闻社执行社长刘登臣等应邀出席俄罗斯庆祝伟大的卫国战争胜利77周年北京活动，见证百余名中俄各界人士齐聚一堂，共同追忆烽火岁月，致敬曾英勇作战共同抗击德国法西斯和日本军国主义，为解放苏联、欧洲和中国献出生命的革命先辈。
On May 8, the Russian Embassy in Beijing held the "Immortal Regiment" parade to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. Deputy Director of the United Nations International Collaboration and Coordination Agency, President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan, and Executive Director Mr. Liu Dengchen were invited to attend the event to celebrate the 77th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War victory in Russia. More than a hundred people from all walks of life from Russia and China participated the event and paid tribute to the revolutionary forefathers who fought bravely together against German fascism and Japanese militarism and gave their lives for the liberation of the Soviet Union, Europe and China.
In the square of the Russian Embassy, a number of descendants of heroic martyrs dressed in Soviet uniforms, holding the flag of the Soviet Red Army and photos of their relatives and friends who participated in the Great Patriotic War, marched in procession to the resounding Russian songs and said loudly "Ula (long live)" in Russian to remember the glory of the great victory achieved by the two peoples together.
The event started at 10:10 am, the Russian Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Andrey Denisov delivered a speech. He said: “We are here with you today is a testament to remember the unforgettable history, which is especially important in the 21st century and becomes more and more important every year. The memory of those who are alive today was given by our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, and we should pass it on to the future generations and never forget this tradition.”
作为在中国胜利日庆祝活动的一部分，这将是 “不朽军团” 历史爱国主义的重要活动。我们在这里要缅怀致敬伟大卫国战争参战者，大家在活动中纪念历史，也纪念烈士为我们的和平生活做出的贡献。
In addition to the celebration of the Victory Day in China, this is an important component of historical patriotism of the "Immortal Legion". We are here to honor the memory of those who fought in the Great Patriotic War, where everyone commemorates history and the contribution of the martyrs to our peaceful life.
The Immortal Regiment is an international social movement held in Russia, CIS and other countries to commemorate the participants and victims of the Second World War. Russian Victory in the Patriotic War Day refers to Russia's commemoration of the Soviet Union's Victory in the Patriotic War Day, when fascist Germany officially signed its surrender in Karlshorst, a suburb of Berlin, in the late evening of May 8, 1945 (early morning of May 9 in Moscow time). The Soviet Union (Russia) designated May 9 as the Great Patriotic War Victory Day and has held annual commemorative events since then, with military parades being the main event on this Victory Day.
At the event, Russian students and artists performed wonderful programs. Our reporters saw that many people came to commemorate that historic moment. They wear a yellow and black striped "St. George Ribbon" on their chests and arms, which symbolizes bravery and victory. The World War II veterans were the main protagonists of the Victory Day, and they are the most respected people.
Every year on this day, people pay tribute to the memory of their compatriots who died in the Great Patriotic War in many ways. In many Russian cities, flowers are laid at the Great Patriotic War Memorial "Motherland" and the tombs of the unknown soldiers. Large numbers of soldiers, veterans of the Great Patriotic War and all people also gathered in city squares and parks to commemorate this great day.
To mark the 77th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, Russia will hold a Victory Day Military Parade on May 9th in Red Square in the Russian capital, Moscow. The Russian Defense Ministry said a total of 11,000 troops, 33 foot squads, 131 modern weapons and military technology equipment and 77 aircraft will participate in the parade, including the T-90M "Breakthrough" main battle tanks, T-14 "Amata" main battle tanks, "Kurganets " infantry fighting vehicles, "Iskander" missiles, "Tornado-G" multiple rocket launcher system. The parade marking the 77th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War will take place in 28 Russian cities.
President Wei Yan exchanged friendly words with the Russian Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Andrey Denisov. We presented the “Home and Abroad News” magazine on the cover of the meeting between the two heads of state at the 2022 Winter Olympics to deeply feel the solid foundation of traditional friendship between the two countries. As a "witness of China's reform and opening up", Ambassador Denisov not only witnessed the rapid development of China's economy and society, but also felt the positive impact of China on the world development. He said with deep emotion: “Russia expresses its deep gratitude to the Chinese people for their great contribution to the victory in the Great Patriotic War.”