No June "Pride" Parades in Russia, But Massive Cross Processions with Tens of Thousands of People (PHOTOS)

Великорецкий крестный ход-2022.
Photos from the beginning of Velikoretsky cross procession, which will be held in the region from June 3 to 8, have appeared.

On Friday, June 3, Velikoretsky procession started in Kirov - the most ancient, crowded and majestic of all the processions in Vyatka. From Kirov to the village Velikoretskoe went 23 thousand pilgrims. Such data is provided by the regional government. Processionists are accompanied by police officers, ambulance staff, EMERCOM, as well as volunteers. Aleksandr Sokolov, the Acting Governor of Kirov region, also went on the procession.

People from different parts of Russia, countries of near and far abroad started their way from the Holy Dormition Trifonov Monastery in Kirov, then - from Lenin Street and Lenin Avenue. Kirov, then - down Lenin Street and the old bridge, then - to the Trinity Church in Makarie. Total from 3 to 8 June the pilgrims will have to go 150 km way - from Kirov to the village Velikoretskoe to the bank of the river Velikaya and back.

Source: (Russian)

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