Cavalcade to commemorate veterans and victims of World War II
On the 7th May 2017 the Russian speaking community of Cork plans to run a motorcade event to commemorate and pay respect to over 28 million Soviet people who died in the Second World War 1939-1945.
This event is affiliated with the 9th of May - a national holiday in Russia and some other former soviet states, which celebrates the defeat of the Nazi Germany in World War II. This day is called a Victory Day and is a VERY IMPORTANT DAY in the countries, which were part of the USSR, including, but not limited to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, etc...
This day is very important to many Russian-speakers who live here in Cork. Almost all of the families who will participate in the motorcade on the 7th of May 2016 have some family members who took part in this war. The number of veterans is decreasing every year and the Victory Day honours those people who took part in this patriotic war and fought for our freedom and commemorates those who did not come back from the battle field.
Luckily Ireland was not directly involved in this war, but some Irish people also fought together with the British Army against the Nazis and contributed to this victory.