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Ladies and Gentlemen, friends, welcome to Moscow !
Please rise for the National Anthem of the Russian Federation ....
A new Russia has emerged - transformed - wiser - democratic and just - free and optimistic ...
Thank you for taking part in this wonderful development and for the friendship and support which
you have shown us.
Your spirit of volunteering side by side with your Russian friends and hosts has been, and will be no doubt also in the years to come a source of inspiration for many more volunteers joining our ranks.
We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
May the rise of the new Russia in which you can pride yourself of having taken part, be a rich reward for all your efforts !
"God bless our Russian Motherland,its Leaders,its Sons and Daughters,its Friends and Allies"
The World Congress of Compatriots Living Abroad works to unite Russians abroad, defend their rights and lawful interests, build stronger ties with their historical homeland, and preserve the Russian cultural heritage and language abroad.
The Congress is meeting in Moscow on November 5–6 and is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Taking part are about 400 representatives of Russian communities in 97 countries.
With about 30 million people, the Russian diaspora is one of the four largest in the world.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, friends.
It is a pleasure to greet the participants in the fifth World Congress of Compatriots here in Moscow – the Russian capital that all of you and all of us hold dear.
Yesterday we celebrated our national holiday, the Day of National Unity, a day to remember the heroic pages of our history, the feats performed by our ancestors in the name of this country’s freedom and prosperity. This holiday symbolises the unity of the multi-ethnic people of Russia and our compatriots living abroad.
The make-up of the delegates – and we have people from almost 100 countries here, 97 to be exact – demonstrates the size and diversity of the Russian community abroad. We are sincerely grateful to you, friends, for maintaining your deep internal connection to your historical Motherland, for being proud of Russia, for valuing its culture and its spiritual traditions and for sharing its fate and its current concerns.
We felt your solidarity during the reunification of the Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia. This was a historic event. The decisive support of our compatriots, who expressed their firm desire to be with Russia, to support Russia definitely helped unify Russian society and became an important factor in the consolidation of Russians abroad and the entire Russian community.
We pay tribute to all those who fought to the bitter for every street, every house and every frontier of our Motherland
Speech at military parade on Red Square in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the 19411945 Great Patriotic War. Fellow citizens of Russia,
Comrade soldiers and seamen, sergeants and sergeant majors, midshipmen and warrant officers,
Comrade officers, generals and admirals,
I congratulate you all on the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War!
Today, when we mark this sacred anniversary, we once again appreciate the enormous scale of Victory over Nazism. We are proud that it was our fathers and grandfathers who succeeded in prevailing over, smashing and destroying that dark force.
Hitler's reckless adventure became a tough lesson for the entire world community. At that time, in the 1930s, the enlightened Europe failed to see the deadly threat in the Nazi ideology.
Today, seventy years later, the history calls again to our wisdom and vigilance. We must not forget that the ideas of racial supremacy and exclusiveness had provoked the bloodiest war ever. The war affected almost 80 percent of the world population. Many European nations were enslaved and occupied.
The Soviet Union bore the brunt of the enemy's attacks. The elite Nazi forces were brought to bear on it. All their military power was concentrated against it. And all major decisive battles of World War II, in terms of military power and equipment involved, had been waged there.
And it is no surprise that it was the Red Army that, by taking Berlin in a crushing attack, hit the final blow to Hitler's Germany finishing the war.
Our entire multi-ethnic nation rose to fight for our Motherlands freedom. Everyone bore the severe burden of the war. Together, our people made an immortal exploit to save the country. They predetermined the outcome of World War II. They liberated European nations from the Nazis.
Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, wherever they live today, should know that here, in Russia, we highly value their fortitude, courage and dedication to frontline brotherhood.
Victory Day Parade 9 May 2015 - Red Square - Moscow
Russian Calendar - Important Dates
01 Jan - New Year
07 Jan - Orthodox Christmas
27 Jan - Lifting the 900 days Leningrad Blokade
23 Feb - Defender of the Father Land
01 May - Labor Day
09 May - Victory Day - The Great Patriotic War 1941 - 1945
12 Jun - Russian National Day - " Russia Day "
22 Jun - Day of Rememberance and Mourning - Nazi Invasion - 22 Jun 1941
04 Nov - Day of Russian Unity
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