Putin called the patriotism characteristic of the Russians
Moscow. 22 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — Russian President Vladimir Putin called patriotism is one of the traits of the Russians, who always showed heroism to save the country.
“Patriotism — the character of our people, and we know what heroic height it lifts people when the Motherland is in danger. The salvation of the Fatherland, readiness to close a comrade, to protect those you love is always stronger than any of the most difficult trials,” said Putin on Thursday at a gala night dedicated to defender of the Fatherland Day.
According to him, the defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated all over the country and at the heart of this popular tradition is a deep and sincere feelings of respect for those who reliably provides the defense capability of Russia, protects the peaceful life of citizens.
Military service for the glory of the Fatherland revered us at all times. Russia has repeatedly opposed external threats, attacks on its independence.Mr Putinprime of the Russian Federation
He noted that “our soldiers, sailors, officers bravely defended the country, won not only their skills, by force of arms, but strength of spirit and great love for the Homeland.”
The President cited the example of the battle of Stalingrad, in which “in all its fullness was manifested winning the unity of the army and the people, and the heroism of the soldiers, the battle that determined the course of the war, forever remain in world history as other Grand battle of the great Patriotic war, entered the annals of military glory of our country.”
The Supreme commander congratulated on the forthcoming holiday, the entire staff and civilian personnel of the Armed forces and all who served in the army and Navy.