The Immortal Regiment March in Washington, DC
On May 5, the Immortal Regiment March took place for the third time in Washington, DC. About 700 people walked from the White House to the WWII memorial, while holding up photos of their relatives who had participated in the war. Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov also participated in the march. The group was headed by the only war veteran present at the event, Leonid Ermakov, 92, who moved to the United States a few years ago, to join his relatives. The march was accompanied by the songs of the WWII period sung by the participants to the music performed by a bayan player. The march participants laid flowers to the World War II Memorial and emphasized the importance of remembering the World War II. The event concluded with a concert of wartime songs performed by the young students of "Kaleidoscope" folk dance club and Yale Russian choir.