On Cathedral Square in Belgorod, an action “Candle of Memory” was held, timed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Prokhorovka tank battle. Izvestia correspondent Marina Kravtsova visited the scene of the event on Tuesday, July 11.
The participants of the event honored the memory of the heroes with a minute of silence, and later lit hundreds of candles at the “Grieving Mother” memorial. In total, about 60 people took part in the action.“Now, with the help of these events, the guys understand the significance of the events that took place in our region and throughout the country,” said Anastasia Adaeva, executive director of the Belgorod regional branch of the All-Russian public movement “Volunteers of Victory”. The tank battle in the area of the Prokhorovsky field during the defensive phase of the Battle of Kursk took place on the night of July 11-12, 1943. 80 years after the fierce battle, Belgorod continues to remember and honor the memory of the heroes. “I am proud that all the people fought then” The war veteran, who celebrated his centennial anniversary, opened events for the Day of Memory and Sorrow Earlier, on July 5, the results of the international patriotic action “Gardens of Memory” were summed up in the Khabarovsk Territory. To preserve the memory of those who died during the Great Patriotic War, the inhabitants of the region planted about 8 thousand seedlings. On June 22, a memorial action “Candle of Memory” was held throughout the country. The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that 1,418 candles were lit from a particle of the Eternal Flame near the walls of the Main Temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation – that is how many days the Great Patriotic War lasted. The department noted that at 04:00 the participants of the action set candles next to the ground from the burial places of Soviet soldiers. Share: