The 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the World War II

A number of events were held in Scotland to commemorate the 71th Anniversary of the Victory in Great Patriotic War in Scotland in May 2016. 

On 14 of May wreaths were laid at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in the Cove, Loch Ewe, Ross-shire by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov and the representatives of the local community. Many ships bound for the Soviet Union sailed from here during World War II.

Here is the map:

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On 16 of May  wreaths were  laid at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in Lyness, Isle of Hoy, Orkney by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov and the representatives of the local community.  The memorial is situated near the Scapa Flow bay, where the British Navy base was located during the World War II. Many ships bound for the Soviet Union sailed from here.

Here is the map:

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On 9 May 2016 on occasion of the Victory Day the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov and the Deputy Lord Provost of Dundee Christina Roberts laid wreaths at the International Submarine Memorial in Dundee. The memorial commemorates the lost crews of the Allied submarines based in Dundee during the World War II, including the crew of the Soviet submarine V-1 lost in 1944 and the Hero of the Soviet Union, captain II rank I.Fysanovich.

 The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Charles Webster, the veterans, representatives of the local community and Russian community of Dundee.

On 9 of May 2016 at the Errol airfield, Perth and Kinross a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the commemorative plaque dedicated to the secret mission of the Soviet pilots of the Civil Air Fleet’s 1st Air Transportation Division (called Moscow Special Assignment Airgroup, MSAA in 1941-1942, and 10th Guards Air Transportation Division in 1944-1946 ) who were stationed here in 1943-44 to receive the British Albemarle planes.

The audience was addressed by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov and Provost of Perth and Kinross Liz Grant.

The wreath-laying was followed by a fly past of civilian aviators over the Errol airfield in the honour of the fallen heroes.

   Besides, Robert Miller, Sarah Taylor and Graham Haddow from Orkney Island took part in the «Immortal Regiment» march in Moscow on the Victory Day.