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Copying of history of war profanes memory of the dead, Antonov - RIA Novosti, has said 8/24/2018


WASHINGTON, 24 Aug — RIA Novosti. Attempts to rewrite history of the Great Patriotic War offend memory of the dead who represented the most different people of the USSR, the ambassador of Russia in the USA Anatoly Antonov.© RIA Novosti / Grigory Sysoyev has said to Pass into an image bank Antonov has reminded how the USSR and the USA together battled in World War II "our sacred duty – to hold in remembrance millions of our compatriots who brought closer the Victory, heroically battling at the front and as a part of guerrilla groups and also working in the back. The invaluable contribution to the common cause was made by one and all republics of the Soviet Union" — Antonov at a state reception in the Russian Embassy on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of fight on the Kursk arch has told. According to him, it is impossible to assume that history of World War II corresponded "on someone's whim". "Any attempts of her falsification profane light memory of the heroes who have given the lives for the sake of protection of the Homeland: nearly seven million Russian, more than one and a half million Ukrainians, over 600 thousand Belarusians, hundreds of thousands of Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Armenians, Georgians, Azerbaijanians, tens of thousands Turkmen, Kyrgyz and Tajiks" — the diplomat has reminded. "We will resolutely fight against any attempts of discredit of an unprecedented feat of our ancestors. We honor an immortal feat of our people which is an example of patriotism, an example for future generations and to which we are obliged by the life. The valor and courage of our veterans will never be buried in oblivion" — Antonov has emphasized.

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