H.E. Gleb A. Ivashentsov,
at the festival dedicated to
the forthcoming Victory Day
you all here at the festival dedicated to the forthcoming Victory Day! I am
glad that it is becoming a sort of tradition for us in
natural as the Victory Day belongs to all of us. Our grandfathers and fathers
were citizens of a single great country named the
the initiative to pronounce the Victory Day as the main day of glory of
Our grandfathers and fathers fought to defend their land and the right for life for themselves as well as for us. We bow to the memory of the fallen. It is our duty to cherish this memory as the people who fail to honor their history have no right for future.
some forces are raising their head eager to rob us of our victory. The
demolition of the
It is but strange that neither NATO, nor the European Union are willing to recognize the fact while these organizations harbor Estonia, a country, whose neo-Nazi authorities see no chance to get international media attention other than by demolishing a monument to someone else’s glory as they have no glory of their own.
not been for the Soviet people’s victory over Fascism neither Europe, nor
But the provincial Estonian neo-Nazis are not the only matter of concern. From the countries whose leaders during the war had turned their capitals over to the Nazi troops without resistance and later ran errands for the Nazis sending soldiers to kill and plunder to the Soviet land, as well as from some other places, we can hear voices going almost as far as to demand a kind of a penance from us for winning the war. There is quite a practical goal behind such demands as they are aimed at denouncing the role played by the USSR in the Second World War so later each of our countries could be pushed away to the periphery of today’s world politics.
This will never happen!
Today we, sons and daughters of the great power that won the war live in different countries. But the victory in the Great Patriotic War, Gagarin’s space-flight, or triumphs of the Soviet sportsmen are our common pride.
In the past our unity had given us power.
And we will stay powerful if we defend our interests jointly in present and future.
Let us stay together!
Happy Victory Day!