The Victory Day military parade on May 9 was followed by the Immortal Regiment march, which has become an important part of V-Day celebrations and this year
has been joined by 18,000 people.
Thousands of people in Petrozavodsk gathered together to commemorate their loved ones who fought for the freedom and independence of Russia during WWII.
The Immortal Regiment march started on Lenin Square with crowds moving along Karl Marx Avenue to Kirov Square. Among them was the Head of the Republic Arthur Parfenchikov.
The Head of Karelia Arthur Parfenchikov was among the participants. He carried a portrait of his grandfather, Anton Parfenchikov, who was the leader of a subversive
group and went missing in 1944.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, this year about 18,000 have joined the Immortal Regiment march in Petrozavodsk, and more than 5000 people have
come to watch the Petrozavodsk Garrison V-Day parade.
The number of the Immortal Regiment march participants is increasing every year - this year in increased by 1000 people, with similar events commemorating WWII
heroes organized in various regions of Karelia.
The first Immortal Regiment march in Petrozavodsk took place in 2014.