Today, on April 6th, the flower-laying ceremony was held by the Eternal Flame and coincided with the second anniversary of
the award of the "City of Military Glory" honorary title to Petrozavodsk. Artur Parfenchikov, the Head of Karelia, came to the memorial together with the citizens.
In the morning, citizens of Petrozavodsk - schoolchildren, students, representatives of public organizations, the Authorities of
the City and the Republic gathered at the Eternal Flame and the grave of the Unknown Soldier.
Artur Parfenchikov, the Acting Head of the Republic, Elissan Shandalovich, the Chairman
of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia, Irina Miroshnik, the Head of Petrozavodsk City District, Nikolai Chernenko, the Chairman of the Regional
Council of War Veterans, Armed Forces and Law-Enforcement Agencies, observed a moment of silence in honor of the defenders of the Fatherland.
Exactly two years ago, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, signed a decree conferring the title of City of Military Glory on Petrozavodsk. It was conferred for the courage,
fortitude and mass heroism shown by the defenders of the city in the struggle for freedom and independence of the Fatherland.
Today other festive events dedicated to this significant date will be held in Petrozavodsk. For example, as part of the "Hour of Enlightenment. Victory Spring" campaign,
deputies of Petrozavodsk City Council and teachers will tell young Petrozavodsk residents about the heroic history of the city. The film Frontiers of Petrozavodsk will
be shown, and a minute of silence will complete the campaign.
At 2 p.m. in Kirov Square, the Big St. George's Game will start. Teams of schoolchildren will undergo game stages in the center of Petrozavodsk, related to the City of
Military Glory theme. Teams must score the most points by completing historical, sports and other tasks.
And at 4 p.m., the festive program Petrozavodsk - the city of military glory will begin in the Art Center for Children and Youth, and a concert will be performed and video
clips will be shown as part of it.