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Congratulations to the heads of a number of states on the 72nd anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War

May 8, 2017

Vladimir Putin congratulated the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as the citizens of Georgia and Ukraine, on the 72nd anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

In his congratulatory messages, the President of Russia emphasised that Victory Day is a sacred date and a symbol of the unparalleled heroism of our fathers and grandfathers who fought shoulder to shoulder on the war’s frontlines and worked tirelessly on the home front to save the Motherland and all of humanity from fascism.

Vladimir Putin underscored that uniting efforts to fight any attempts to distort history and justify the criminal acts of fascism and Nazism would be the best way to pay tribute to the liberators.

The President also said that he is confident that the traditions of brotherly friendship and mutual assistance forged during the war will continue to serve as a solid foundation for developing allied partnerships, promoting cooperation among our countries and ensuring regional stability and security.

Vladimir Putin conveyed his deepest gratitude to war veterans and home front workers, wishing them good health, well-being and longevity.

May 8, 2017