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Monday, October 24, 2016

The Pentagon forgot about the 71st anniversary of the Victory

During a briefing held on 9 may, the official representative of the Pentagon Peter cook admitted that he forgot about the anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany in World war II.

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When in the course of the event reminded him about the journalists, cook thanked them, however, to congratulate someone on the Day of Victory was gone.

“Today, many things happened and it slipped from my list. But I saw that in the world have been celebrating”, — transfers words of the representative of the Pentagon RIA Novosti.

According to “Tape.<url>” in USA and Europe day the end of world war II is celebrated on may 8, the day the surrender of Germany, and is called Victory Day in Europe. In Russia, due to the difference in time zones celebrate Victory Day on 9 may.

Meanwhile, in new York on 8 may was held a March “Immortal regiment”, which was attended by about 300 people. The route went along the waterfront of the Hudson river to the memorial to soldiers fallen in world war II in battery Park. The participants performed songs and dances of the war years, then were released into the sky white balloons — “cranes” to the song Mark Bernes, and also flew the plane with 30-meter St. George’s ribbon.

City inhabitants and tourists have distributed more than 10 thousand George’s ribbons. The event was held for the second year in a row.

The celebration of Victory Day in United States the representatives of the organizations of compatriots began on April 25 in Washington, the day of the 71st anniversary of the meeting of Soviet and American troops on the Elbe. On this day at Arlington national cemetery near Washington, a solemn ceremony of laying wreaths to the memorial “spirit of the Elbe”.

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