Friday 12 May 2017
May 12, 2017
Russia's Immortal Regiment: From Grassroots To 'Quasi-Religious Cult'
The Russian tradition of marching on Victory Day with portraits of relatives who fought against Nazi Germany was born from a conversation among friends in Tomsk in 2011. But more recently, the originators have been pushed aside as the Immortal Regiment procession has become a state-dominated public display of patriotism.