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Putin to Victory Parade: Soviets Won World War II

May 9, 2018 (EIRNS)—President Putin addressed the military parade on Red Square today, commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

“Today there are attempts to deny the feat of the people, which saved Europe and the world from slavery, from extermination and from the horrors of the Holocaust, and attempts to bury in oblivion the authenticity of the heroes, falsify, re-write and distort the entire history. We will never allow this,”

he said, reported TASS.

Speaking of the moment that the Soviet Army drove the Nazis back into Germany, Putin said:

“This long-awaited word immediately spread across the planet and all the countries and all the peoples understood then that it was the Soviet Union that decided the outcome of World War II and that this great sacrificial deed was made by our soldiers and our people,”

stating that it had cost the country irretrievable losses.

He said pointedly:

“The country will always be proud that the Soviet people did not falter and did not give in to the cruel enemy when some countries preferred the disgrace of capitulation and the hypocritical compromise or direct collaboration with the Nazis....

“Actually impossible things were done: No one thought about himself, and both women and children were working heroically. For the sake of their Motherland, for the sake of the victory and for the sake of those who were defending the country, their families in the heat of the war,”

Putin said.

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