Victory Day

08 May 2019, Wednesday
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The 74th anniversary of the celebration of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is approaching. Every family has great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers, grandfathers and grandmothers who fought for a peaceful sky over their heads. Their feat is worth living forever.

In honor of this great day, the leadership of the "Universiade Village" and the Department of the organization of settlement and extracurricular activities of Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University organized a holiday for veterans with the participation of students of our campus.

The discovery was the Ceremony of laying flowers to the monument in the Square of Glory, which was attended by more than 100 people. The guys paid tribute to the memory, gratitude and respect for the fallen soldiers.

On this day, veterans and home front workers were invited to the traditional tea party of the Universiade Village. For many years in a row, in honor of Victory Day, veterans who have become relatives have visited us: Colonel Khairutdinov Farrakh Khairutdinovich, who turned 100 years old; the oldest paratrooper of Tatarstan, guards trooper, mechanical technician Kletnev Pavel Kuzmich; Aleksandr Mikhailov Malov, mechanic-driver of an armored personnel carrier of the war years, and Tagar Mukhametzyanovna Sharipova, a worker at the rear.

At the meeting, many warm words of gratitude were heard from the Mayor of the Universiade Village Ilnur Rakhimov, the director of the K (P) F student campus Radik Nikolayev, the deputy director of the “Universiade Village” Lyudmila Pigaleva, and the head of the department of organization of extracurricular activities of the K (P) F Iriyadi, K (I) , students of the Universiade Village and many others.

The veterans talked about how they learned about the war, where they served, what they bumped into memory, asked to remember and appreciate the feat accomplished by millions of men and women, boys and girls of that time, which for many cost life. They also wished success in school, a peaceful sky and be good, worthy people of their great people.

Our dear guests are well over 90, but they do not know the age. Alexander Malov showed his manuscript “On the route of scorched youth”, and Pavel Pletnev sang a military song and told how he jumped with a parachute on Victory Day last year. Not without tears and bitter memories of the ordeals that befallen both front-line soldiers and rear workers.

As a token of appreciation, the veterans were presented with flowers and gifts from the Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University and administration of the “Universiade Village”.

The tea party was held in a cozy atmosphere created by students-artists who prepared a small concert program for veterans with songs and dances, as well as students-decorators from the ComeIn art space and the Needles ’needlework club.

The festive evening continued with a concert on the main square of the Universiade Village, which was opened with a massive waltz of students K (P) FU. After that, a minute of silence in memory of those killed in World War II followed.

Words of deep respect for the deed from the Deputy Mayor of the Universiade Village Lyudmila Pigaleva and the campus director Radik Nikolayev sounded from the stage. They once again thanked the veterans for their heroism during the war years and congratulated them on Victory Day.

The veterans themselves also addressed the students. Malov Alexander Mikhailovich and Kletnev Pavel Kuzmich congratulated the children on the upcoming holidays, wished them to be worthy citizens of their people, to be patriots and to defend their country.

This was followed by a concert prepared by students specifically for veterans. From the stage songs and poems about the war were played. Choreographic groups showed dances of the peoples of our country and neighboring countries. From the bottom of their hearts, they wanted to give a veteran a holiday and make it clear that the younger generation remembers and appreciates them.

The concert ended with the song “Victory Day” performed by Amir Akhmadishin and residents of the Universiade Village.

Only a few days left until Victory Day. So let's show that “no one is forgotten and nothing is forgotten.” Remember what our peaceful life was worth. Happy holiday!