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Victory Day preparations are in full swing in Vologda Oblast as Russia is set to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War in 2020.
A meeting of the state officials led by Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov was held in the local government. It was devoted to celebration of the 75th anniversary since victory in World War II, which is due in 2020.
The plan for preparing and holding the main celebratory events in 2020 has already been developed. It includes more than 1000 events, including cultural and sports festivals, exhibitions, environmental actions, historical reconstructions, parades and rallies.
May 9th is the main holiday of Russia as a victorious power. On this day Russian people will always honour the feat of heroism of war veterans and grieve for those who fell in action or were tortured to death.
This day unites all Russians with a memory of heroic deed of our grandfathers. This day remembers the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II and honours almost twenty seven million Soviet citizens that were killed and died of wounds, that were posted missing and were tortured in captivity and perished with hunger.
Residents from the Vologda Region took part in all the battles and military operations in different sectors of the battlefront showing heroism and selflessness.