IN PICTURES – During the celebration of Victory Day in Russia, the Russian president lamented that ideas from Nazism “are brought back to the taste of the day”, de noting the return of “racist speeches, national superiority, anti-Semitism and Russophobia”.

Russia will always defend its national interests “firmly”, President Vladimir Putin promised on Sunday during the celebrations marking the Soviet victory over the Nazis and denouncing the return in the world of racist and “Russophobic” ideologies.

“Russia relentlessly defends international law. At the same time, we will firmly defend our national interests and ensure the safety of our people, ”he said, in front of hundreds of soldiers in ceremonial uniforms and at attention. you meet in Red Square.

According to him, ideas from Nazism “are brought up to date”, denouncing the return of “racist speeches, national superiority, anti-Semitism and Russophobia” “.

More than 12,000 men as well as 190 vehicles and weapons systems began to parade after the speech before the Head of State and an audience of officials and veterans for this traditional parade marking the victory over the Nazis in World War II.

The May 9 celebrations across Russia, with military parades in major cities, are a time of patriotic communion dedicated to the 20 million Soviets killed during the conflict. According to the public polling institute Vtsiom, for 69% of Russians it is the main holiday of the year.

“For me and my family, this is a holiday celebrating a victory for the Russian people. We are proud, we remember and we honor our loved ones and our courageous soldiers “, explains to Vladivostok Yulia Goulevskikh, an accountant who came with her daughter to attend the procession of soldiers in her city in the Far East.

It was only after the fall of the USSR that the May 9 military parade in Red Square became an annual event.

Vladimir Putin placed May 9, in more than twenty years in power, at the heart of his power politics, extolling the sacrifice of the Soviets and regularly accusing his Western adversaries of historic “revisionism” anti-Russian by seeking to minimize the role of the USSR in the defeat of Adolf Hitler.

“The Soviet people kept their sacred oath, defended the homeland and freed the countries of Europe from the brown plague,” he said on Sunday.

the 05/09/2021 at 11:06

Russia can be proud of having defeated the Nazis along with the Allies. Americans can also be proud of having beaten the Japanese and Italians. Finally, we can doubly thank the Americans and the English for having saved us from Nazism and Communism, the two plagues of the 20th century.

the 05/09/2021 at 11:06

Yours defends Europe, immigration, the famous exchange to the detriment of the French, and he defends the interests of his country and its citizens. It’s just amazing!

the 05/09/2021 at 10:56

Well done, here is a head of state who defends his country and his people, I mean his people