BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 A.M.) – A commemorative ceremony will take place on Tuesday in Netanya, a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, in front of a monument dedicated to the Red Army’s victory over Nazism during World War II and was co-organized by Moscow City government and the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC), Mikhail Savin, the chief of the RJC press service told TASS.
“An annual commemorative rally will be held by the Red Army Victory monument in Netanya on Tuesday in the run-up to VE-Day,” Savin said. Russian and Israeli veterans of World War II will be guests of honor at the ceremony.
“The group of Russian participants who have come to Israel includes Ivan Martynushkin and Leonid Brandt – two soldiers who were among the first one to get into the territory of Auschwitz,” Savin said. “Alexandra Garbuzova, who survived captivity in that death camp as a little girl, has also come with the group. She was one of the exhausted children Brandt took out of the camp on his arms.”
“A photo display devoted to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Moscow will open there,” Savin said.