On May 9, YaNAO Governor Dmitry Artyukhov joined the Immortal Regiment campaign, which this year is being held in new formats. He spoke about relatives in social networks.
“Happy Victory Day, dear people of Yamal! My relatives, the pride of our family are Ivan Ivanovich Maksimov and Mikhail Emelyanovich Erokhin. Ivan Ivanovich, my grandmother’s brother, died in December 44 near Budapest a few months before the Victory, ”Artyukhov wrote in his telegram channel.
The uncle of the grandmother of the head of the Erokhin district went through the entire war, participated in the defense and counteroffensive near Moscow, the capture of Koenigsberg and returned from the front with the rank of major general. The governor also congratulated the people of Yamal on the holiday. He noted that the feat of ancestors is immortal.
Earlier, the organizers of the “Immortal Regiment” canceled the procession this year. The event is also taking place online.