Konstantin Simonov would have been pleased

Avenue honouring 70th anniversary of Victory to be laid on legendary Buinichi Field, near Mogilev

Avenue honouring 70th anniversary of Victory to be laid on legendary Buinichi Field, near Mogilev

The Deputy Chairman of Mogilev’s City Executive Committee, Andrey Kuntsevich, tells us that 70 linden trees are to be planted, symbolising 70 years of peace, alongside three oaks honouring the three armies responsible for liberating Mogilev. An apple orchard is to be planted by children and their foster parents at the local children’s SOS-village. Additionally, a garden is being laid for the use of Great Patriotic War veterans staying at the Regional Hospital of Invalids, nearby.

Mr. Kuntsevich comments, “Apple blossoms symbolise spring, the Victory and rebirth. By May, 9th, our young citizens of Mogilev will have created a scarlet cloth on which they will have embroidered the names of their great-grandfathers who fought in the Great Patriotic War. On the Victory Day, they’ll carry the 300m banner through the centre of the city.”

By Olga Kislyak
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