"We will always remember that it was Russia, the Soviet Union, that ruined the misanthropic, bloody, arrogant plans of the fascists, did not let the fascists take over the world." "We will do everything to strengthen security on the planet," said Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his speech at the Victory Parade.
He said the greatness of the victory over fascism will remain in history forever. Addressing himself to the veterans, the head of the Russian state said "We will always honor your feat, mourn the dead and tortured, and uphold the truth about the war." "The victory in May 1945 is the sound of a great bell that celebrates life without war. This is a sacred symbol of loyalty to our Motherland which lives in each of us," said Putin recalling that our ancestors have always been able to win.
"It is our duty to live up to the hopes of our honored grandfathers and fathers. To overcome all the difficulties and obstacles, and give our children a prosperous, free and strong Russia. Glory to the victorious nation! Happy holiday! Happy Victory Day!" Vladimir Putin concluded.