VIAM PARTICIPATES IN THE ACTION "WE ARE UNITED!"
On November 4, 2015 the initiative group of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM) took part in the march "We are united!" which was held in Moscow.
The National Unity Day demonstration participants marched through the Tverskaya Street down to the Theatre Passage where they held a meeting and concert.
It is notable that the parade was attended by about 85 thousand people: activists of the Moscow Federation of Trade Unions, representatives of various political parties and social organizations, students.
Chairman of the Council of young specialists and scientists of VIAM Alexey Smirnov said that "in the situation of the political tensions surrounding Russia this holiday is of particular importance. The unity of the people is the main force that can withstand external threats. Unity of Russians have always played a crucial role in protecting the national interest". Alexey Smirnov said: "The institute is honoring the history and traditions. VIAM pays great attention to the succession of generations, experience transfer, uniting the people of different generations in a common cause for the good of our homeland ".
It is remarcable that the National Unity Day in Russia is celebrated for 10 years, it was established in memory of the events of the early 17th century associated with the end of the Time of Troubles, one of the most dramatic periods in Russian history.
November the 4th (October the 22nd, Old Style), 1612 the Home Guard led by the governors of the Nizhny Novgorod Kozma Minin and Prince Dmitry Pozharsky successfully stormed Moscow China Town forcing the command of the Polish Army to sign a capitulation. This moment in the history of the Time of Troubles was deciding followed by a release of the entire country.