24 October 2017
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Bessmertny Polk march in Kyiv

Bessmertny Polk (literally Immortal Regiment) is a Russian-registered propagandist non-governmental organization. It arranges marches devoted to the Soviet Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) inside and outside Russia. It now works in 64 countries and regions, but Bessmertny Polk events have recently been banned in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as those that violate Islamic norms.

Bessmertny Polk members participate in annual marches on Victory Day on May 9. They carry photos of their family members who were war veterans, resistance fighters, prisoners of concentration camps, survivors of sieges, and persons born in time of war. The organization also keeps a memorial log of their family stories on its website.

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