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Putin has congratulated the veterans of the Great Patriotic War living in Athens - RIA Novosti, 5/9/2017


Celebration of veterans of the Great Patriotic War in Athens
ATHENS, on May 9 — RIA Novosti, Gennady Melnik. The celebration of the veterans of the Great Patriotic War living in Athens has taken place on the Victory Day on May 9 in Embassy of Russia in Greece; the Russian Ambassador Andrey Maslov has transferred to veterans of a card with congratulations from the president of Russia Vladimir Putin, has handed mementoes and цветы.© to RIA Novosti. Alexander Vilfpereyti in fotobankgrechesky TV: a parade at Red Square впечатляетСейчас three veterans of the Great Patriotic War — combatants Anna Bumburidi and Konstantin Kanaki who is on treatment now, and also the female resident of besieged Leningrad Vera Lomakina live in Athens. In the Russian Embassy have been invited to a reception also national hero of Greece Manolis Glezos who has broken a fascist flag from the Acropolis in May, 1941 and Tsiala Kantariya – the daughter of the Hero of the Soviet Union Melitón Cantariya who has set up the Red banner over a Reichstag in Berlin in May, 1945. At reception there were also politicians, representatives of diplomatic corps and the public. Your browser doesn't support this format of video. "In this day, sacred for all of us, a light holiday it is difficult to find some new words to express our feelings. Today the president of Russia Vladimir Putin, acting at a state reception in the Kremlin, I have formulated the essence of greatness of our victory – if our country has got beaten in this war, then we would be waited by a fate not such as it waited for other countries of Europe. In essence it was talked not just of a gain of our country, and of extermination of our people" — the Russian Ambassador Maslov has told. The diplomat has noted, as in Greece there take place commemorative events in honor of a victory over fascism. "Today we see how in many countries attempts of falsification of history are made. Try to blacken our victory, to distort the facts. To our great satisfaction, in Greece there is no all this as our countries and our people connect century bonds of friendship, the general civilization values, the general culture. These days … in Greece there takes place the large number of festive actions – flowers and wreathes to monuments and graves of the fallen heroes are laid" — Maslov has told. According to him, the geography of the stock "St.George's Ribbon" has significantly extended, in Athens and other cities of Greece there will take place processions of "An immortal regiment", in the evening in Athens there will take place a solemn concert. The ambassador has wished veterans good health and good luck. "Remain among us, and we hope to see you on these celebrations as early as many years. Thank you!" – Maslov has told. The military, military and air and naval attache colonel Sergey Demyanov has told that business of protection of the Homeland remains the main task of Armed forces of Russia. "Today's parade has shown that our state has both forces, and means for ensuring defense and safety" — Demyanov has told. Anna Bumburidi who in the years of war was a nurse at the front in a conversation with the correspondent of RIA Novosti has remembered how she was met at Polytechnical university in 2014 – then hundreds of students were chanted "By honor and glory Krasn

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