12 May / 2018

First «Immortal Regiment» march was held in Mauritius

On May 12th, 2018 the «Immortal Regiment» march took place for the first time in the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius. The initiative proposed by the Embassy was enthusiastically welcomed by Russian compatriots living in Mauritius.

The event started with solemn procession at the central square in the front of the Embassy accompanied by the soviet wartime music. More than 50 people took part in the event. Among them, there were activists fr om compatriots’ association “Russian cultural and educational center” led by its chairperson O.Bogacheva, staff of the Embassy and members of association of Mauritian graduates of Soviet and Russian Universities. Some compatriots came fr om distant parts of the Island. Moreover, there were many children amongst participants.

The evening continued in the Embassy club wh ere members of compatriots’ association presented patriotic performance on the occasion of the Victory Day.

H.E. Mr. K.Klimovskiy, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius, welcomed all guests and expressed his high appreciation for supporting the initiative. The Head of the Diplomatic Mission emphasized that such event took place in Mauritius for the first time and expressed hope that it will become a tradition.

During the concert pupils and teachers of the Russian educational center «Teremok» performed popular patriotic poetry and songs. During the event, several images of the war theme were demonstrated as well as the videos of ceremony of laying flowers to the memorial of the Eternal Flame located in Moscow. In the final stage of the evening, the Russian Ambassador awarded certificates of appreciation to the most active participants of the compatriots’ association, to both adults and school-age children.

The evening concluded with a friendly cocktail wh ere various dishes of traditional Russian cuisine were offered to the guests.