Saratov officials punished for forced action “Immortal regiment”

The Governor of the Saratov region Valery Radaev reprimanded the officials after media reports that educational institutions have introduced mandatory quotas for participation in the action “Immortal regiment”. This is stated in the message on the website of the head region.

“I think it’s ignorant officials step that uses the old-fashioned way of voluntary-compulsory” principle, is given in the message words Radaeva.

Radaev also noted that in 2015 the March in the Saratov region was initiated by loved ones of fallen soldiers. The Governor expressed confidence that the event will become an annual event, as the region has a lot of caring people who “don’t need any order or decree from above”.

The reprimands made by the Vice-Governor Denis Fadeev, the Deputy Prime Minister for the social sphere Mikhail Goremyko and Chairman of the public relations Committee and national policy of Boris Shinjuku, reads the statement.

On the eve of one of the users published on the website dedicated to the action “Immortal regiment” order of the Board of education of the Balakovo district of the Saratov region “about the change in the number of participants of all-Russian action “Immortal regiment” and the introduction of quotas for the participation of delegations from educational institutions.

“Immortal regiment” — public rally, procession, during which people carry pictures of their relatives who participated in the great Patriotic war. The event is held in Russia on Victory Day, was first held in Tomsk in 2012. In 2015, the marchers were joined by President of Russia Vladimir Putin with a photo of his father-veteran.