Vologda Region joins Garden of Remembrance International Campaign.
The international campaign “Garden of Remembrance” was launched on March 18 and will last until June 22 of this year. Its organizers are the All-Russian Public Movement “Victory Volunteers” and the Victory Commemoration Fund with support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation and the Federal Forestry Agency. The purpose of the campaign is to plant 27 million trees in memory of 27 million dead during the Great Patriotic War.
Huge nationwide plans had been drawn up to mark the anniversary of Victory day at the end of World War Two – but they have had to be scrapped because of the coronavirus lockdown.
Alternative ways of commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory Day have been organised in the Vologda Region as many festive events were cancelled due to the pandemic.
In the Vologda Region, the fur trees and maple trees were planted as part of the campaign in memory of the great feat of almost 200 thousand residents from the Vologda Region who did not return home from the front.
The trees were planted by local government staff working under strict social distancing instruction. The trees were planted in memory of those from the region who lost their life in the Second World War, totalling 300 trees.