Russian Embassy in Bangladesh celebrates 79th anniversary of the Victory Day

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On May 9, 2024, the Russian Embassy in Bangladesh hosted a reception on the occasion of the Russian Victory Day.

The event program included a performance by the Russian folk ensemble “Sovechera”, organized by the National Group company and Synergy University. The artists showcased the rich heritage of Russian folk music and dance. The guests also watched a Soviet war documentary about the Battle of Moscow “Moscow Strikes Back” and “Linkup on the Elbe.

His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Alexander Mantytskiy addressed the audience with a welcoming remark. He highlighted the USSR’s crucial role in defeating Hitler’s war machine and liberating Europe from Nazism, and pointed at the disturbing trend of rewriting history by the “collective West”. To us, the Great Victory will forever remain a source of national pride and a foundation for bringing up new generations in the spirit of patriotism, he added.

Among the numerous guests were high officials of ministries and government bodies, representatives of the Military Command, Heads of diplomatic missions of the friendly countries, socio-political and cultural figures, major entrepreneurs, journalists and the Russian compatriots.

His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Alexander Mantytskiy in his address said:

79 years ago, on May 9, 1945, the Soviet people celebrated victory over Hitler’s Germany earned through enormous hardships of the Great Patriotic War. This day declared as the national holiday commemorates the triumph of the united Soviet people and their unparalleled feat on the front lines and on the home front.

The Great Patriotic War lasted almost four years from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945 and claimed lives of 27 million Soviet men and women. During World War II, it was the Soviet Union that took the major brunt of Germany’s attack. Up to 75% of all enemy divisions, vast majority of all military equipment of Germany and its allies operated on the Soviet-German front. The USSR played the key role in smashing Hitler’s war machine and freeing Europe and the world from the barbaric madness of Nazism while showing respect to all the nations fighting against the common enemy.

Today, the history and the outcomes of the Second World War are being redefined and redrafted. Russia is not even getting invited to the commemoration events dedicated to the 79th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, although most of those camps were liberated by the Soviet Army, and the majority of prisoners there (from 2.5 to 3 million people) were Soviet POWs. Monuments to Soviet soldiers across European countries are being demolished. They seem to have forgotten who destroyed that monstrous evil, who stood up for their native land and did not spare their lives to liberate the peoples of Europe.

Despite the ongoing hybrid war against Russia, the attempts of the US and their satellites to rewrite history and disparage the role of the Soviet Union in fighting fascism, in Russia we still remember the battle brotherhood of the antihitlerite allies. Downstairs you may watch a movie on the linkup on the Elbe of the allied forced.

It is gratifying that the world majority is in solidarity with us in rejecting Nazism in all its forms and manifestations. This is clearly evidenced by the voting results on the annual Russian draft resolution of the UN General Assembly on combating the glorification of Nazism. Notably, Germany, Italy and Japan voted against this document for the second time in a row. This makes us wonder in what direction ideological processes are now developing in the “collective West”.

It was the shared arduous experience of defending our country that shaped and solidified Russia’s modern nation and has helped keeping it together even after the fall of the Soviet Union. To us, the Great Victory will forever remain a source of national pride and a foundation for bringing up new generations in the spirit of patriotism.

Happy Victory Day!


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