In Moscow lit 1418 candles in the campaign before the Day of memory and grief

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotobanka embankment. Archival photoIn Moscow lit 1418 candles in the campaign before the Day of memory and grief© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

In Moscow along Krymskaya embankment Wednesday night, lit 1418 candles (the number of days of the great Patriotic war) in the installation ahead of remembrance Day, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The event takes place in the framework of «Line memory», during which anyone can light a candle in memory of one of the most important family day of the war. On the platform there are «keepers of the fire» in uniform, who tell visitors about the heavy military time. On the curb along the waterfront you have candles, and red leaves of the calendar, on them white digits are numbered each day of the war.

On the ground near the Park «Museon» was going to take part in the event, people bring to the waterfront candles and red carnations. On the waterfront has a special green boxes near where anyone can get a candle and pay tribute to the fallen defenders of the Fatherland. The candle will burn until midnight on June 23.

Earlier, the state Duma Deputy Yevgeny Revenko invited to take part in the action «Candle of memory» on the Crimean embankment at 21.30 GMT.

Action in memory of the defenders of the Fatherland who perished in the battles against the Nazi invaders, will be held throughout Russia and in more than 80 countries around the world.

The organizer of the action «Candle of memory» is all-Russian public movement «Volunteer Victory» with the support of the Federal Agency for youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh) and Federal state budget institution «Repatriants». The action included in the list of measures of the state program «Patriotic education of citizens of the Russian Federation for 2016-2020».