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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

City Remembers Defender's Role

Defenders of the Fatherland Day, the successor to Soviet Army and Naval Fleet Day, will be marked Tuesday with a memorial procession and a pro-Communist demonstration.


War veterans and those who died for their country, will be honored in a memorial procession, starting at noon, leading from the Bolshoi Theater to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexandrovsky Garden, beneath the Kremlin walls.


Wreaths will be laid at the monument, and a memorial service will be held during the afternoon.


The pro-Communist movements Working Russia and the People's Front are planning to hold a demonstration march for 5 P. M. on Tuesday.


According to Alexander Braginsky, deputy prime minister of the Moscow city government, permission has been given for the Communists to march from Pushkin Square to Manezh Square. A report in Pravda placed the starting point at Byelorussky Station.


Braginsky told reporters that he was opposed the march beginning at the railway station because the city would have to close off all access to Ulitsa Tverskaya during the rush hour.