The single banner of memory of Yamal will be carried on Victory Day in Salekhard
15:28 25 февраля 2020
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On the 25th of February the patriotic campaign “The Yamal Banner of Memory” was launched in Salekhard. The first names of relatives, who had fought in the Great Patriotic War, were written by the head of the region Dmitry Artyukhov, the coordinator of the interregional project of the Autonomous Okrug “The Victory Banner” Dmitry Zharomskikh, a veteran of Yamal, a home front worker and a daughter of a veteran Daria Averina, a participant of military operations in Chechnya Rafael Tachitdinov and a student of the 11th cadet class of school №4 Ekaterina Zhernakova. The solemn event was held in school №1 named after the hero of the Soviet Union Ivan Korolkov.
The patriotic project “The Victory Banner” was launched in Yamal in 2015. The first Yamal copy of the Victory Banner was made then, in the solemn atmosphere. Veterans also participated in the work. During the years of existence of the project copies of the Victory Banner visited the most remote corners of Yamal and beyond: Minsk, Brest, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Novorossiysk, Kerch, Sevastopol, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen and Kurgan. They were also sent to compatriots in 13 foreign countries, including Argentina, Bulgaria, Finland, Sweden, Lebanon, and others.
This year Yamal copies of the Victory Banner will be set on the highest and most iconic structures and buildings in towns and districts of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. They will also appear in oil and gas fields, Vilkitsky and Beliy Islands, the Extreme Eastern point of Europe in the Polar Urals, the highest point of Yamal — the mount Paiyer and two mountain peaks abroad.
Preserving traditions of the project, Salekhard launched the new patriotic campaign “The Yamal Banner of Memory”, which will be held in all municipalities of the region. Every resident of the region will be able to participate in it. On fragments of the banner residents will write names of their relatives and friends, who fought on the battle fronts of the Great Patriotic War. The single “Yamal Banner of Memory” will be made of 13 fragments sent from municipalities. On Victory Day, the 9th of May, it will be carried in the parade of “The Immortal Regiment” along the streets of Salekhard.
“There is no family in our homeland that would not be affected by the war, so our main task is to preserve the memory of the years of our difficult history. Today we are starting a new campaign, in which every citizen of Yamal can enter the name of the hero of their family. And on the most important day for the country we will solemnly carry the single banner of memory of Yamal. It is the great honor for me to include my relatives, who fought at the battle front, in the single banner. Invite all the residents to join the action. This is a very important spiritual bond”, said Dmitry Artyukhov.
As it should be noted, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory more than 170 festive events will be held in Yamal, among which the interregional patriotic project “The Victory Banner” remains one of the most significant.