Date may 9 day of Victory in the great Patriotic war, forever inscribed in the history of the world, it was and remains a symbol of true patriotism and spiritual greatness of the people, said the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu in his congratulatory message to the troops and veterans, published on the website of the military Department.
“We bow before the greatness of the feat of Soviet soldiers on the battlefield, the selfless workers of rear. For us the sacred memory of those who gave their lives brought Great Victory”, — said Shoigu.
“The glorious military traditions of Russia’s WWII veterans worthy to continue today’s defenders of the Fatherland. They honestly perform their military duty, securely guard the security of the country, successfully solve the tasks of combating international terrorism,” — said in greeting.
The Minister gave the order at 22:00 local time to make artillery salutes with the involvement of military units in the hero cities of Moscow, Volgograd, Kerch, Murmansk, Novorossiysk, Saint-Petersburg (Russia), Sevastopol, Smolensk, Tula, and in the cities, where deployed headquarters of military districts, fleets, combined arms armies and the Caspian flotilla.
The salute will be made thirty blanks volleys of artillery and launches fireworks firing units.