Today, on May 8, 2019, a rally dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was held on the mound “Saur-Mogila”. The event was attended by the DPR Head Denis Pushilin, the Head of the DPR Government Alexander Ananchenko, the Chairman of the DPR People's Council Vladimir Bidevka, as well as heads of ministries and departments of the Republic. The meeting was also attended by the DPR Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorova.
The event was opened by the DPR Head Denis Pushilin:
“Saur-Mogila for us is a sacred place, it is a mound that is watered with the blood of our ancestors and our contemporaries. We are well aware of the feat price, which determined whether Donbass will live or not, back in 1943 and the very recent 2014”.
He added that the Republic’s residents paid a high price to freely honor their ancestors and the Fatherland.
The participants honor with a minute of silence the memory of defenders of the Fatherland during the Great Patriotic War and during the conflict in Donbass. Also, the laying of flowers to the memory at a mound foot, on which the names of the Red Army soldiers who gave their lives in battle for height, are carved. The participants laid flowers at the eternal flame and the graves of the defenders of the Donetsk People's Republic.