09 May

Celebration of the 74th anniversary of Victory in 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War in Iceland

On May 9, 2019 the Embassy of the Russian Federation organized the traditional wreath laying ceremony at the memorial «Hope» in Fossvogur Сemetery to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives fighting the Nazism in the Second World War, particularly participants of the Arctic convoys. Among the guests were the only veteran of the Great Patriotic War living in Iceland M.Mitrofanova, representatives of the Icelandic authorities, diplomatic corps in Iceland, NGOs and the Russian community. After the ceremony the Embassy hosted a reception, at which several wartime songs were performed.