Comprehensive news: Some countries commemorate the 74th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 10 – Comprehensive Xinhua News Agency reporters abroad: Belarus, Latvia and Uzbekistan held various commemorative events to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War.
On the 9th, at the commemorative meeting held at the Victory Square in the center of Minsk, Belarus, the White Government Department, the armed forces, the World War II veterans and representatives from all walks of life gave flowers to the Victory Monument and remembered the martyrs who died in the Great Patriotic War. Belarusian President Lukashenko said at the commemorative meeting that for peace and justice, people should bear in mind the huge price paid for winning freedom and let the war disaster never repeat itself. Belarus believes in a constructive dialogue with all countries in order to better maintain peace.
Major cities such as Brest, Grodno, Gomel, Mogilev and Vitebsk also held various commemorative events on the same day to cherish the memory of the martyrs.
On the same day, in the Victory Park in Riga, Latvia, the former mayor of Riga, Ushakov, accompanied the veteran soldiers to present flowers to the Liberation Monument. Subsequently, a large concert was held on the Park Square. The Latvian Anti-Fascist Committee also organized the “Immortal Legion” parade. More than 4,000 demonstrators held photos and flowers of their loved ones in the Great Patriotic War and marched slowly to the Victory Park to remember the victims and alert the world. Forget the war.
A memorial ceremony was held on the 8th in the fallen cemetery in Riga to mourn the victims of World War II. State leaders and government officials, military generals, and national envoys in Latvia attended the flower-spending ceremony.
At the commemorative event held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the 9th, Uzbek President Milziyoev said in a speech that thousands of compatriots have shown true heroism in the Great Patriotic War. Their great feat has always been ours. The source of courage for all, so ensuring their health, happiness and decent life is the responsibility of each of us.
Vryev, a veteran from Bukhara, is 94 years old. He told the Xinhua News Agency: “Peace is not easy. I hope that our future generations will remember the painful lessons of the war and cherish the current peaceful environment.”
At midnight on May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany officially signed an unconditional surrender book in Carlshorst, a suburb of Berlin. At this time, the Soviet Union was already in the early hours of May 9. The Soviet Union designated May 9 as the “Sunday of the Great Patriotic War.” After the collapse of the Soviet Union, some countries followed this tradition. (Participating in reporters: Wei Zhongjie, Li Jia, Guo Qun, Li Deping, Cai Guodong)
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