Thursday, November 23, 2017

World War II procession rehearsal dates set

The first rehearsal for the procession of war veterans for the World War II victory parade on May 9 will occur on April 4 and April 5 at the Suvorov Military School in Yekaterinburg.

Veterans discussed issues related to the parade during a Thursday meeting in Yekaterinburg. The veterans expressed particular dissatisfaction over the fact that the television broadcast of last year's parade did not include participants in the World War II procession, the Euro-Asian News reports.

This year's parade will rectify that issue.

"The march of veterans is about 15 minutes before the main parade, (we are) sorry that last year's television broadcast began after passing the winning column," Leonid Kuprash, the man responsible for training the veterans, said, according to the Euro-Asian News.

Kuprash said that in the beginning of training there will be no uniforms, but by the middle of the final week, all veterans will be in uniform. He said that all of the rehearsals will be held at the Suvorov Military School.

The office of the Sverdlovsk regional public organization of veterans also held a photo session with the 22 World War II veterans who will participate in the ceremony. Portraits of the veterans are expected to be placed on display at stopping points in Yekaterinburg on the evening of May 9.