on Friday, July 10, six veterans of the national liberation war of Yugoslavia were awarded commemorative medals on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic War. The ceremony was held in the town of Prnjavor (located in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and was timed to the day of its liberation from Nazi invaders in 1943. Awards were presented by the Minister Counsellor of the Russian Embassy in Sarajevo Alexey Kerestedzhiyants, having put before it a wreath at the monument of national heroes of the anti-fascist struggle.
the Russian diplomat drew attention to the fact that today’s holiday has received a special resonance in light of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory over fascism. “This year in Russia is declared the year of memory and glory, reminded Alex of Kerestedzhiyants. – A great Victory remains one of the most important events in world history, spiritual values and moral compass for all generations. What we have not tried different Western experts and a biased media trying to justify Nazi criminals and those who aided them in the perpetration of atrocities, to equalize victims and executioners, to justify the actions of Western countries on the eve of war, which encouraged the Nazis to belittle Your great feat for us You will always be heroes! We in Russia remember, deeply honored and proud of Your contribution, as the contribution of all participants of the national liberation war of 1941-1945, to our common cause – the defeat of Nazi Germany and its minions, the liberation of Europe from fascism. Bravely and boldly the peoples of the former Yugoslavia fought in the Second world war against the invaders, overcoming the enormous sacrifices and suffering have now liberated their country, weakened and pinned down large forces of the enemy, and thereby rendered invaluable aid to the Soviet Union”.
the Diplomat sincerely wished the veterans good health, that they by their example continued to educate youth in the spirit of anti-fascism and fight for the truth, he quoted the words of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin about the fact that our common responsibility to the past and the future – to do everything to prevent the repetition of terrible tragedies.
on 24 June, the Serbian member of the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik and his Advisor, the famous Director Emir Kusturica took part in the ceremony of Victory day Parade on red spare. “Russia made a decisive contribution to the collapse of fascism, – said the politician in an interview to RTRS. – Indeed, through this Parade provides a strong resistance to the revisionists”.
it Should also be noted that the political leaders of the Republika Srpska (RS) in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” openly expressed his special attitude to the great Victory and feat of the Soldier-liberator.
So, the Prime Minister of the RS, Radovan Viskovic stressed that the Serbian people are proud his contribution to the Great Victory, which he achieved side by side with the soldiers of the red Army, whose actions during world war II was crucial to the collapse of fascism and the establishment of peace on earth. “The victory day over fascism is celebrated worldwide in memory of the heroes who gave their lives, fought against a terrible evil that plagues mankind, so that we could all live in a free and fair world, – the politician considers. – Tremendous sacrifices and struggle for freedom left a deep mark in the history of our people, forced us to develop a culture of remembrance, reminding younger generations about the importance of anti-fascism and the role of the Serbian people in world war II. The contribution to the struggle and sacrifices of the Serbian people for a better, more just and tolerant world, was extremely important for the scrapping of fascism and Nazism”.
the Head of the national Assembly of Republika Srpska Nedelko Cabrinovic said that in the Republika Srpska indisputable decisive contribution of the Russian people in the victory over Nazism and fascism in Europe, are vigorously resist any attempt of revision of this undeniable historical fact. “The troops of the Soviet red army liberated more than 10 States of the current European Union and other countries, – he reminded. Every peace-loving and friendly person must bow before the memory of these victims, because it’s the least we can do for them”. According to the politician, “the Republika Srpska is proud of the heroic participation of the Serbian people in the anti-fascist struggle, our responsibility and our duty to transmit to future generations the truth about the heroic suffering of mankind in the struggle against fascism and Nazism, fiercely resist all attempts to revise the historical facts that unfortunately are present in our surroundings”.