Saturday, November 19, 2016

We Will Remember Them

Remembering the fallen

by New Worker correspondent

New Communist Party leader Andy Brooks joined diplomats, trade unionists and local dignitaries at the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in Southwark on Sunday 13th November to honour the 27 million Soviet citizens who died in the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany.
There were brief speeches from Philip Matthews, the chair of the Soviet Memorial Trust Fund, Southwark mayor Kath Whittam, local Labour MP Neil Coyle and Alexander Kramarenko from the Russian embassy.
Wreaths were laid by diplomats from the Russian and Belarus embassies along with other floral tributes from the NCP, the Marx Memorial Library, veterans associations and representatives from the Russian community in London.
The ceremony ended with the exhortation spoken by Russian Convoy Club veteran Stanley Ballard, followed by two minutes silence and the reveille.

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