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On Defender of the Fatherland Day, the leadership of the Russian Emergencies Ministry and members of the Ministry's Board laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall in the Alexander Garden. The solemn event was also attended by heads of structural units of the Central Office and representatives of the Central Council of Veterans.
The show orchestra of the EMERCOM of Russia together with the orchestra of the Academy of the State Fire Service of the EMERCOM of Russia congratulated colleagues on Defender of the Fatherland Day with a musical performance on the territory of the exhibition, museum and recreational complex of VDNKh.
On Defender of the Fatherland Day, EMERCOM of Russia talks about those heroes who daily protect the safety of Russian citizens. Sometimes employees of the department risk their lives to save people. And few people know what rescuers do outside of work. These are sports, assistance to veterans, charity, donation, work with children, creativity and other useful hobbies.
This is an annual event that takes place in the run-up to February 23rd. For St. Petersburg firefighters, this is not only the Defender of the Fatherland Day, but also the Day of Remembrance for the firefighters who died in the line of duty. It was on this day, 30 years ago, that the Fire and Rescue Garrison of the Northern capital lost nine brothers at once when extinguishing a fire in the Leningrad Hotel - the largest number of people since the blockade.
On February 21, St. Petersburg hosted the opening of the qualifying games of the XXVII International Charity Mini-Football Tournament dedicated to the memory of firefighters who died in the line of duty.