U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft called on the Russians and Americans to unite for a just cause, following the example of their grandfathers and great grandfathers who fought in world war II. This is stated in the post of a diplomat in the “Live Journal”, published on Tuesday, may 9.
Tefft noted that one of the most vivid and touching images of having lived in Russia for years but it became the Immortal regiment March, held annually on Victory Day.
“Seeing tens of thousands of Russians coming under the gaze of so many departed heroes, remember that any losses in the cost of the Second world war and the particularly high price paid by the peoples of the Soviet Union. As for the Russians, and for Americans, these veterans — men and women we knew — our family, whose memory always in our hearts. But, unfortunately, time is relentless. Every year our veterans is less and less,” he wrote.
In this regard, the Ambassador called to remember not only the “heroes and their sacrifice”, but what it’s done. According to him, these people fought not only for your home and family, but also “for the idea of peace and freedom around the world.” “For this dream is still worth fighting for, and we can work together on its implementation, if we choose this path, — just as it did many years ago, our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers”, — said Tefft.
The United States helped the Soviet Union almost from the beginning of the great Patriotic war. From November 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt in the Soviet Union started to ship U.S. military equipment, property and food. Nevertheless the Treaty of Alliance between the two powers was not signed. They were allies on the basis of the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942. In the summer of that year was signed the Soviet-American agreement on deliveries of military technology.