By New Worker correspondent
Students studying Russian held a literary and musical evening dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Second World War at Durham University last weekend. The students gave reports on key events of the war, read poems and sang songs about important battles and victory.
Olga Zabotkina, who proposed the memorial evening, told the students about the members of her family who fought in the Great Patriotic War and the sacrifices made by the Soviet Union in the struggle against the Nazi invaders.
An important part of the evening was the performance of works of art and music about the War. For the convenience of the audience, during the performance of songs, words were dubbed in Latin letters and video materials were shown with translation into English.
The participants of the evening received St George ribbons and letters of thanks from the General Convent of Russia in Edinburgh. They plan to continue their work and hold a concert in honour of the Year of Memory and Glory in Russia.