Address by H.E. Gleb A.Ivashentsov,
at a reception on the occasion of
Motherland Defender Day
February 22nd, 2006
Ladies and Gentlemen!
Dear Guests and Colleagues!
I am happy to welcome you today at the reception in the Embassy of Russia on the occasion of the Motherland Defender Day.
This day is one of the most honored and favorite in my country. The labour of warriors was always held in respect by Russians. Because it has been originally bearing the noble point to defend to Motherland and its people. Quite often on our history we had to protect the sovereignty of our country beating off the attacks of foreign invaders and saving our people from enslavement.
military doctrine of
Now with the end the Cold war clichés of thinking of the epoch of confrontation are dying out though not as fast as it is desirable. The world has changed and we all are better understanding that we live in a complex and interdependent world in which we are faced with new challenges and threats. We here also got a mutual sensing of the fact that the global risks need adequate responses first of all by joint efforts of the world community as a whole.
May I once again welcome you, dear Guests, and our reception.
To the Day of Motherland Defender!
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To the world peace!