First World War Remembrance Day to be marked "for the first time" in Russia

Posted on on 01 August 2013
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Itar-Tass News Agency reports that Russia will be marking the German declaration of war on Russia in 1914 for "the first time" this year.

The First World War has been overshadowed in Russia by the Revolution of 1917 and the rise of Bolshevism, but the Russian Government may be trying to change this ahead of the Centenary.

"Chairman of the State Duma lower house of parliament, Chairman of the Organising Committee for the preparation of activities associated with the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the chairman of the Russian Historical Society (RHS) Sergei Naryshkin will lay on behalf of the government a wreath with a black ribbon at the Obelisk to the Soldiers Fallen in the World War of 1914-1918 in Moscow".

To read the full article, visit the Itar-Tass News Agency website here.

Date of article publication: 01/08/2013

Images courtesy of the Itar-Tass News Agency website

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News