Putin: awareness of the heroism of the veterans of the great Patriotic war will give the opportunity to prevent the revival of the ideas of Nazism
The feat of the veterans of the great Patriotic war provides an opportunity to recognise the depth of happened and to give them an accurate assessment and to draw correct conclusions to the ideas of Nazism never came to anyone in the head, said the President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin.
Putin in the St. George hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace was awarded commemorative medals to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war veterans, reports a news Agency." It is you, the soldiers of victory, we learn to love the country and be proud of it, learn to make friends and to work and to take life, to my work to people, as in our day think of you: sincerely, responsibly and honestly. Special moral hardening, civil commitment does not allow you to remain aloof from public life in the country, "he addressed the veterans of the head in the event of awarding medals In the leadership of the Russian Federation, RIA" Novosti." With your help, to realize the depth and scale of the unfolding events and to give them an accurate assessment, to draw correct conclusions to monstrous ideas of Nazism never repeats and never came to mind, " he added. Guests of the President were about 30 veterans from different regions of Russia. Among them are 3 hero of the Soviet Union, and Among them the famous Soviet pilot, former Deputy commander of the Soviet air force Colonel-General Vasily Reshetnikov. In the list of the awarded Hero of Russia Pavel Syutkin, which was one of the last veterans who received this title. One of the invited to the Kremlin party counter-offensive near Moscow and other battles, twice Hero of socialist labor Vladimir Dolgikh, now a Senator from the capital of Russia's Federation Council. Among other guests - members of the Stalingrad and Kursk battles, defense of St. Petersburg, the liberation of Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic States, Poland, participants in the battles within Romania, Germany, Etc. Among award - 3 women: former Bryansk partisan Evdokia Lamahewa, Valentina Kovaleva from Stavropol and Nina Sokolova from Moscow. The youngest of those present in the hall veterans - Murmansk, Vladimir Majdannikov - 87 years. The most senior of the award - member of the defense of St. Petersburg Gregory Yurkin - at the end of last year celebrated 98 anniversary. Medal "70 years of Victory in great Patriotic war 1941-1945" was established by decree of the head of the country in 2013. According to the regulation, it is awarded to the combatants in the second world war, partisans and underground fighters, home front workers, former underage prisoners of concentration camps and ghettos and citizens of foreign countries who fought the red Army. The award In the leadership of the Russian Federation launched a series of similar events, which will last until may 9, 2015.