Russian compatriots in Malta celebrated Victory day

On May 9, 2019, Russian compatriots in Malta organized a number of events dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the Victory in WW2.

Over 300 people attended the Immortal Regiment march, including members of the Coordinating Committee of the Russian Compatriots Assembly in Malta (CCRCA), students and teachers of the Russian boarding school "Malta Crown", members of the Association of Russian language teachers in Malta, parishioners of Russian Orthodox Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Malta, members of Association of Alumni of the Soviet and Russian universities, Russian Embassy in the Republic of Malta and the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Valletta staff, as well as numerous Russian-speaking community in Malta, tourists of all ages and nationalities.

Commemoration services for the Fallen were held at the War Memorial in Floriana. Deputy Head of Mission of the Russian Embassy Mr Andrey Biryukov congratulated Russian compatriots and Maltese guests with Victory Day. Some of the Russian compatriots shared their family stories, children performed poetry declamation. After flower laying ceremony all together sang "This Victory Day". Following that, the Immortal Regiment accompanied by music, with flags and portraits of the fallen heroes marched through Valletta to the Russian Center of Science and Culture.

The celebration continued in the RCSC, where a concert program and educational workshops for children were organized.

An exhibition of posters and documents from the times of war, childrens’ drawings provided by the Russian kindergarten "Kroshka Ru" and the educational center "World of Harmony" were presented.

Andrey Muraviev, Director of RCSC congratulated everyone with the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic war. He ended his speech with a minute of silence.

Students of the Russian boarding school "Malta crown", Embassy school and Russian kindergarten "Kroshka Ru" delighted the guests with songs and poems. The audience then sang all together their favorite songs, "Katyusha" and "Smuglyanka".

The focal point of the concert program was children's performance "Dove of peace". Young participants distributed paper doves prepared during the master-class among the adults, and answered the question "What should be done in order to keep peace on Earth".

The celebration was concluded with a tea party and a delicious cake.

RCSC in Valletta would like to thank CCRCA, Russian boarding school "Malta crown", Russian Orthodox Parish in Malta, Russian kindergarten "Kroshka Ru" and the educational center "World of Harmony" for their collaboration in the event organizing.