Odessa getting ready to celebrate Victory Day

The program of Victory Day celebration in Odessa features the following events: solemn flowers laying ceremonies, meetings and concerts, numerous festive actions etc.

Odessa City Mayor Aleksey Kostusyev issued a Decree to approve the program of Victory Day celebration. The Program features numerous festive events.

On May 3, the participants of the international “Victory Is One for All” automobile rally arrived to Odessa and laid flowers to the monument to the Unknown Sailor at the Glory Alley. The rally’s route comes across 13 Hero Cities of Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine (6 232 km).

On May 9, flowers and wreaths will be festively laid to the monument to the Unknown Sailor at the Glory Alley in T. Shevchenko park.

On May 9, cadets of Odessa National Marine Academy will festively march through Odessa’s streets.

On May 9, favorite wartime melodies and songs about the World War II will be playing at the open ground “Victory Ball” concert for all the veterans, citizens and guests of Odessa at Primorskiy Boulevard.

After the concert, “Star of Memory” action will be held. In the network of the action, its participants will create an image of the Hero City Golden Star out of icon lamps in memory of the ones having died during the War.

As a final chord of the celebration, a festive firework will be held in the evening of May, 9.

Concert by Odessa A. Nezhdanova State Musical Academy Brass Band will be held in the City Garden Rotunda on May, 10.

On the eve of Victory Day, “Great Victory” exhibitions of autobiographic and historic literature are introduced in the city’s libraries, and wartime photos, posters and documents will be presented in the schools’ museums.

In the city’s comprehensive schools and out-of-school educational establishments contests, exhibitions and charitable actions will be taking place; thematic fortitude lessons participated by the veterans will be organized etc.

Vast program aimed at honoring the World War II veterans is prepared in every district of the city.

Adapted from: Official site of Odessa city