Every year on May 9, starting from 2011, the Immortal Regiment social and patriotic action is held in Russia, timed to coincide with Victory Day.
But in 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, mass events may be canceled and held online.
The emergence of the public civil-patriotic movement "Immortal Regiment", as well as the holding of annual actions on Victory Day, was preceded by similar actions held in certain cities of Russia until 2011. Such cities were Prokopyevsk, Novokuznetsk and Tyumen. In a number of cities, demonstrations with the passage through the streets with photographs of front-line soldiers and war veterans, as well as bringing such photographs to the memorial of the Eternal Flame, took place back in the USSR.