16 May 2013, Thursday, 16:26
author: Elmira Sabirova
The museum copy of the Victory Banner arrived to Ufa. In the capital of republic it was delivered by Heroes of the Soviet Union, cosmonauts Vladimir Kovalenok, Alexander Ivanchenko, Victor Gorbatko and Igor Volk who these days take part in a number of actions within the limits of III Republican children-youth festival passing in Ufa «Gagarin’s Days-2013».
On Thursday, May 16, the Victory Banner was established unfurled on an armored personnel carrier and accompanied by an honourable escort it was transported along the streets of the city from the House of Officers to the Russian Drama Theatre RB. There the awarding ceremony of winners and prize-winners of the Republican Olympiads of schoolchildren on the Cup of Yuriy Gagarin took place.
“The Victory Banner is the holy national symbol of the Victory of the Russian people against Nazi Germany during the Second World War,” twice Hero of Soviet Union, the space pilot of the USSR, the colonel general, the President of Federation of Cosmonautics of Russia Vladimir Kovalenok said. “The Banner transfer symbolises a transfer of memory about the victory from generation to generation, formation of respectful attitude of youth to our history and restoration of continuity of generations.”