The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and citizens of Georgia and Ukraine with the 72th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war.
“Victory day is a sacred date and a symbol of the unparalleled heroism of our fathers and grandfathers who fought shoulder to shoulder on the fronts of the war and selflessly worked in the rear in the name of saving the Motherland of all mankind from fascism”, — stated in the message of the Russian President.
The head of state stressed that the best tribute to soldiers-liberators will be a joint struggle against all attempts to distort history, justify the criminal acts of fascism and Nazism.
The President of Russia expressed confidence that “the tradition of fraternal friendship and mutual assistance, forged in the crucible of war, will remain a reliable basis for the development of the allied partnership between our countries to ensure regional stability and security.”
“Vladimir Putin gave a low bow to all the war veterans and home front workers, wishing them health, prosperity and long life”, — concluded in the Kremlin.
Earlier the President of Russia congratulated with the 90th anniversary of the former head of the KGB.