VICTORY RELAY TO MOSCOW REACHES MARITIME TERRITORY
VLADIVOSTOK, March 10 (RIA Novosti) – The Victory relay, which has
flown from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the administrative center of Sakhalin
region, to the western coast of the Sea of Japan the day before,
continued its westward movement in the Maritime territory.
According to the press service of the regional border department
of the FSB, the Sakhalin residents handed over the relay symbol –
a case from a 76mm shell to be filled with the soil from the regions
it passes – to the border guards of the Maritime territory.
On Thursday, the relay moved to the Pyotr Tereshkin station of the
Khasan border group. On March 11, the relay bearers will visit the
border station named after Hero of the Soviet Union Nikita Karatsupa
of the Grodekovo border group. The relay will also pass across the
Khankai and Dalnerechensk border groups.
In Luchegorsk the relay will be handed over to the Border Department of
the Khabarovsk territory and the Jewish autonomous region on March 15.
RIA was told in the press service that the relay will pass along
Russia’s borders and across Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia,
Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
The relay began on February 23 simultaneously in Belarus (Brest)
and Kamchatka (on the Ratmanov island in the Bering strait, roughly
in the middle between Russia’s Chukotka and US Alaska). It is to end
on May 9 at Moscow’s Poklonnaya Hill, during the 60th anniversary
celebrations of victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945,
which was part of the Second World War of 1939-1945.