Phnom Penh (FN), May 8 – The Russian Embassy, on Wednesday, held the ceremony named "Plant a Tree for That Man", honoring those who sacrificed their lives for the victory in Great Patriotic War.

The event gathered Russian diplomats, compatriots, and guests of the Embassy for planting a few trees in the compound of the Russian diplomatic mission.

The Russian Federation will celebrate one of its main national holidays Victory Day by organizing the commemorative procession called the Immortal Regiment at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Embassy located on Sothearos Blvd.

9 May 2019 marks the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War (a part of World War II) in 1945, during which about 27 million Russian citizens gave their lives fighting fascist forces, who strived for enslavement of Russia and together with their allies, for securing the misanthropic ideology of Nazism in the world.

The sacrifice of Russian people not only paved the way to the victory in WWII, but also triggered the rise of national liberation movements all over the world and inspired them to fight for independence from colonial authorities

In order to honor the memory of those people, Russian youth associations put forward an initiative to organize Immortal Regiment several years ago that later become a large-scale international event unifying like-minded persons all over the world.