PROCESSION THROUGH TIME
Traditional event held by T-34 Tank History Museum
The fourteenth Procession through Time started on 22 June 2019 near the building of T-34 Tank History Museumat the dawn of the Day of Memory and Grief commemorating the day when the Great Patriotic War had begun.
After a memorial rally, followed by one-minute silence in memory of the defenders of the Motherland flowers were laid to the commemorative cross standing on the Museum’s Memory Square.
The final memorial rally was held and the flowers were laid to the communal grave of the defenders of Moscow in the park of Lugovaya.
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The morning of 22 June. Just think, what it means to us… It’s possible it means something benignant in spite of the painful memories that lie underneath.
An astonishing historic example that repeats itself and never teaches anyone. Napoleon once stood on the Hill of Respectful Salutation waiting for the Russian noblemen to come with the keys to Moscow. He waited for long, but it was all in vain. The French emperor shrugged his shoulders in surprise and said something really shocking: “It seems that they do not know how to surrender.”
And yes, the soldiers of our nation have never known how to surrender. Such is the great and terrible lesson we have to learn. This modest procession in commemoration of the first morning of the war that had changed the destiny of the nation, in a typical summer morning when the sun and the moon cross their rays, when the mists wander about the hills of the Klinsko-Dmitrovskaya Ridge, this austere, solemn and mournful procession was some sort of a meeting with those who had given their lives to enable us to go, go and go…
In this procession we are joined by all those who went to fight in fateful forties and who were confident in our ability to take up their banners if need be. They will always be alive in our hearts: tanks and tankmen, infantry soldiers and Navy men, very young nurses… By way of sacrificing their lives they ordered us to keep the memory of the war years, so that the war never repeats itself.
The soul was bright and clear after the procession as though it was loved by the water from a spring of human love, our love to them and THEIR love to us…
You can see the detailed photo report of the events on our Photo Gallery page.
«DAY» AND «NIGHT» AT Т-34 TANK HISTORY MUSEUM
Two traditional spring events – Day of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Moscow and «Night at the Museum» Citywide Cultural and Educational Event – were held on Saturday, 18 May. Visitors of all ages were especially interested in taking part in an interactive quest with commemorative prizes held. You can see the detailed photo report of the events on our Photo Gallery page.
VICTORY DAY CELEBRATED IN Т-34 TANK HISTORY MUSEUM
On 4, 5 and 9 May the Museum celebrated the Victory Day.
A major program of cultural and educational events that included guided tours of the Museum, master classes, educational sites, exhibitions of armaments and military equipment was implemented on that day by the Museum’s staff.
Meaningful programs of events were demonstrated by the school of the arts from Lobnya and Ozeretskoe.
The Museum, jointly with Kitezhgrad Center of Live History, military history clubs and associations from Moscow, cities of Moscow region, Arkhangelsk, Vladimir, Kovrov, Kostroma, Novorossyisk, St. Petersburg, Toula and other Russian cities, and also from Riga (Latvia), Baku (Azerbaidzan) reconstructed the greatest events of the Great Patriotic War.
The photo report on the events is published in our Photo Gallery.
“WINTER TOURNAMENT” IN Т-34 TANK HISTORY MUSEUM
Video report by Artyom Korotanov and Sergei Loukkonen:
“BATTLE OF MOSCOW – COUNTEROFFENSIVE” AND HEROES OF THE MOTHERLAND DAY
IN T-34 TANK HISTORY MUSEUM
“Battle of Moscow. Counteroffensive” video report by Maxim Shkurin