The “Immortal Flotilla” of river vessels and jet skis, organized in memory of the sailors who defended their fatherland during the Great Patriotic War, first left on Victory Day in the water area of the Neva in St. Petersburg, TASS reports.
It is noted that the small vessels participating in the action were divided into four groups, denoting four fleets, namely Baltic, Black Sea, Northern, and Pacific. In turn, the jet skis, of which there were more than a hundred, were named after the ships that took part in the battles. The goal of the action was to preserve the history of the invaluable contribution of the Navy to the common victory in the Great Patriotic War, to pay tribute to the memory of the sailors who stood up to the end to defend the water borders of Russia.
Also, the State Museum-Monument “St. Isaac’s Cathedral” was reminded of what Leningrad was like during the war and the siege: historical photographs were placed on the walls of St. Isaac Cathedral which during the siege was a common repository of museum exhibits in the city.
In one of the most damaged by the war monuments of Russian culture, the “Peterhof” state museum-reserve, the launch of fountains on Victory Day was traditionally dedicated to veterans. At the moment when the jets of the Peterhof fountains rose up, pyrotechnics decorated the sky with the colours of the Russian tricolour, and then an air show was held over the water area of the Gulf of Finland.