14.5 Thousand Married Couples Celebrated More Than Half A Century Together

14.5 Thousand Married Couples Celebrated More Than Half A Century Together
14.5 Thousand Married Couples Celebrated More Than Half A Century Together

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Since 2014, the Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Moscow has been holding a solemn celebration of the anniversaries of family life on an annual basis.

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The head of the department of labor and social protection of the population of Moscow, Vladimir Petrosyan, said that about 14.5 thousand pairs of Muscovites celebrated 50 or more years of marriage.

Of these, 500 were invited to the Celebration of Married Couples gala concert. This number includes the 11 most active couples of citizens who take part in the city's events, as well as in the mayor's project “Moscow Longevity”. These couples were awarded letters of thanks from Sergei Sobyanin.

In 2018, more than 7 thousand couples celebrated a golden wedding in the capital, more than 4 thousand are married for 55 years (emerald wedding), about 2 thousand - 60 years (diamond), 348 couples - 65 years (iron), 38 couples - 70 years (blessed wedding) and one married couple celebrated their 75th anniversary (crown wedding), as reported by the agency "Moscow".

Recently, Lyudmila Evgenievna and Gennady Petrovich Avdeevs told their love story, which lasts more than 50 years.

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