On February 15, a match between the Nizhny Novgorod “Torpedo” and the Khabarovsk “Amur” was held in the Nagorny Sports Complex. During the game, fans sang Katyusha throughout the stadium. The game was attended by about 5.5 thousand people. This was reported by the press service of the regional government.
The victory song “Katyusha” was performed as part of the All-Russian project Songs of Memory in the Stadiums. Songs about the Great Patriotic War are familiar to everybody in Russia. The head of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Gleb Nikitin, recalled that during the years of World War II, sports competitions did not stop, and “Torpedo” was founded in the first post-war year.
The February 15 game was visited by the 94-year-old WWII veteran Leonid Zhukov, who participated in the liberation of Kiev, Poland, Hungary, Austria and Czechoslovakia. He made a symbolic throw-in before the start of the match.