Moscow lanterns mark A-bombings


About 50 paper lanterns with messages remembering the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 and wishing for peace were released in a pool in Moscow on Saturday.

The event, held during a Japanese cultural festival, was the first of its kind in Russia, a nuclear power. It was led by a 25-year-old woman who works for a children’s book publisher that issued a translation of a Japanese illustrated book about the nuclear attack on Hiroshima.