the Date of the great Victory in the Commonwealth called “the Holy day in the historical chronicle of the peoples,” the permanent representative of Russia to the statutory bodies of the CIS Andrey Grozov, stressing that it combines the joy of celebration of life and the pain of loss. That is why in CIS 2020 is the year of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war.
the Historical memory of the war, he said, cited by BelTA, different people are different. “She, in particular, is associated with incurred losses in the war. The memory of the CIS countries, the most urgent and sacrificial. The USSR lost almost a seventh of its inhabitants, Britain – one of 127, USA – one of 320 people. Today there is no Soviet Union. But it was in those difficult times our people shoulder to shoulder fought the enemy and defended their homeland. This was one of the components of the overall Victory. Sacrifice and heroic part of our common historical memory is still alive today, linking the peoples of the CIS to each other and to this day,” – said Russia’s envoy.
the Plan of major events to celebrate this sacred date, he said, includes about 50 items. “On this day we bow our heads in memory of those who defeated fascism and gave us the opportunity to live in peace and to be free people. How many years have passed since the triumphant day of may 1945, we honor veterans, to admire the courage and heroism of soldiers killed on the battlefields, partisans, underground fighters. We pay tribute to workers, the resilience of Nazi torture chambers and all those who survived the hardships of the occupation. On Victory Day we honor the heroes who defended the country and the world, sacrificed their lives to save the lives of others”, – said the permanent representative of the Russian Federation.
has Already taken place, in particular, the ascension of military athletes of the Commonwealth to Lenin peak, dedicated to this memorable date continues launched in Brest in February, Victory day Relay race along the external borders of the CIS countries. An important event was the release of a single commemorative medal “75 years of Victory in the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945”, which is awarded to the veterans of all countries of the CIS.
the Defeat of Hitler’s fascism, according to Grozova, laid the Foundation for the postwar world order on the principles of collective security and international cooperation, opened the way for the creation of the UN. The permanent representative noted that “a draft resolution of the UN General Assembly on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in world war II. Sponsored by the CIS States, China and several other countries – members of the United Nations”.
Noting the contribution to the common Victory of all the allies in the war, the joint struggle of the allies, Grozov considered it shameful attempts to drive a wedge between the former allies. However, he made clear that the peoples of the Soviet Union broke grebet military machine of the Third Reich. “The position of the CIS unified. State of the Commonwealth act for the preservation of historical truth, not accept and strongly condemn the deliberate abuse of our shared history,” he said.
During a meeting of the Council of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the CIS in April of last year, recalled the Ambassador, the Russian side initiated the establishment of a Commission to counter the falsification of history and to promote the dissemination of objective information about the events of the great Patriotic war, the preservation of the associated historic heritage. Already began the formation of the Commission on the basis of the International Association of institutes of history of CIS countries, the definition of its goals and objectives, he said.
“the Great Victory will always remain a heroic milestone in the history of our countries. And no matter where they live today, the veterans of the great Patriotic war, they should know that we highly value their fortitude, courage and dedication to frontline brotherhood”, – summed up Andrey Grozov.