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Compatriots in Canada recieved soil from battlefields of Great Patriotic War

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Compatriots in Canada recieved soil from battlefields of Great Patriotic War


28.10.2020

Photo credit: canadapress.ru

Several parcels with soil taken from the fields of key battles of the Great Patriotic War were received by Russian compatriots in Canada in recent months within the framework of the  "Guest of the Russian Land" international project, the press service of organizations of Russian compatriots in Canada reports.

The Slavyansky Khutor ethno-cultural center, which is located in Toronto, has become the center of the A Handful of Russian Soil” project in Canada. As part of the project, events dedicated to the Battle of Kursk and the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War were held in Toronto and other cities of Canada.

According to the project coordinator in Canada Sergey Sergeev, the possibility of organizing an exhibition in one of the Toronto museums is being considered. Compatriots have already collected a number of exhibits - in addition to soil from Kursk, Volgograd, Kerch, Feodosia and Vladivostok, they were sent artifacts from the battlefields.

Sergey Sergeev said that many residents of the country have joined the project. They offered assistance in organizing exhibitions and events, and are also ready to provide exhibits from their collections for the exhibition.

In the spring, "A Handful of Land"  action took place in Turkey, where they brought soil from the foot of the obelisks of the hero cities.

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