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Penza citizens gather on Pobedy prospekt for May 9 celebrations

10:15 | 09.05.2016 | Society

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Penza, 9 May 2016. PenzaNews. The citizens and guests of Penza are gathering on Pobedy prospekt (lit. “Prospekt of the Victory”) to take part in the celebrations dedicated to May 9, Victory Day.

Penza citizens gather on Pobedy prospekt for May 9 celebrations

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The police has already closed off for car traffic the streets leading towards the Penza Military and Labor Valor. The traffic police is carefully monitoring the situation, and the officers advise the drivers to choose alternative routes or even decide against taking a car ride to the city center today.

Moreover, Pobedy prospekt has been corded off with metal detectors and fences, guarded with police officers in parade uniforms and detector dogs who are inspecting the citizens carrying big bags or handbags.

Metal detector on Pobedy prospekt in Penza

Street vendors lined up on the sidewalks along the way to the monument, selling balloons and flags, as well as field service caps for 350 rubles each.

Right now, people of all ages are gathering for the festive events in Penza, and the parents tell the youngest children about the history of the celebration and why some people are carrying red flags to the ceremony.

Moreover, the loudspeakers by the Military and Labor Valor Monument are playing the music of the military years, creating the particular atmosphere on Pobedy prospekt.

Moreover, the column of the “Immortal Regiment” campaign is soon to begin its march. They will set off at 10.30.

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