On June 21, the Children of Victory complex was opened at the Leningrad Cemetery in Ryazan. It was built as a result of the victory of the Ryazan branch of the Russian Children’s Fund in the competition for the presidential grant “We Remember. Victory has been given to us as a legacy.
On the opening day, a rally was held at the monument. It was attended by representatives of the Government of the Ryazan region, the Ryazan City Duma, the administration of the city of Ryazan, the Ryazan branch of the Russian Children’s Fund, the public organization “Children of War”, schoolchildren from the Donbass and Ryazan, the staff of the choir “Lyubomir”.
In memory of the children who died during the Great Patriotic War, during the days of the siege of Leningrad and hostilities in the Donbass, the rally began with a minute of silence.
Chairman of the Ryazan Regional Branch of the All-Russian Public Charitable Foundation “Russian Children’s Fund” Ludmila Pakholchenko spoke about participation in the competition and thanked everyone who helped the complex appear.
Then the first deputy chairman of the government of the Ryazan region addressed the participants of the meeting Anna Roslyakova:
“Dear veterans, dear prisoners of concentration camps, dear children who survived the horrors of war! First of all, I want to thank Lyudmila Nikolaevna and everyone who helped her keep the memory of the events experienced by very young residents of our country. Unfortunately, children in the Donbass and Ukraine are experiencing the same today. Probably, it is symbolic that on June 21, on the eve of the Day of Remembrance, the Day of the beginning of the war, we open this monument. It is very important that we not only remember our history, but also take it into account in our present. Today, our paratroopers, our National Guard are fighting in Ukraine so that our children will never hear the sound of the bombing.”
The chairman of the Ryazan City Duma Tatyana Panfilova, the head of the administration of Ryazan Elena Sorokina also addressed the participants of the rally with words of gratitude. Schoolchildren from Donbass Matvey Kalmyk and Daria Opanasenko thanked the people of Ryazan for their hospitality. And the secretary of the board of the Ryazan regional branch of the all-Russian public organization “Children of War” Vladimir Yakunin sang the anthem of the organization.
Then the rally participants laid flowers at the monument.