On May 9, 2017 Murmansk region together with all regions of Russia commemorates the 72 anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War. Military parades and memorable commemorations are to be held in all of the municipalities of the region today. Murmansk hosts large-scale military parade as well as “Immortal regiment” procession where Governor Marina Kovtun also takes part. “Victory once again proved that people’s will and cohesion is a great power. Our solidarity and social unity is a foundation for strong state which guarantees its efficient development,” noted Marina Kovtun.