Victory Day celebrated in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin lays red roses at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on May 9, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Victory Day pays tribute to those fallen during the Soviet Union's 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany. (Photo TASS)

Russian President Vladimir Putin laid a bunch of flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow and paid a moment's silence to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War on May 9.

In his speech sent to the Russian people, Putin congratulated war veterans and other Russians on war victory day and said that the spiritual and moral significance of the V-day is always great and the sacred attitude of the Russian people to it remains unchanged.

What the generation of great victors achieved for the motherland can never be measured nor compensated for, he said, adding Russia would always follow their cohesion and tenacity and celebrate the day of war victory with splendour without fail in the future, too, by cherishing the duty it assumes for the former generations who won victory in the face of hardships.

His speech was followed by a military parade by an honour guard.

There was an air parade in the sky above Red Square in Moscow to mark the day.

A variety of celebratory events including parade of aircraft, ceremony to pay floral tribute and concert took place in all parts of the country that day, as well as a display of fireworks.

(Pyongyang Times - May 11, 2020)
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