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5/7/2019 7:28:42 PM

Victory over Fascism remembered in Ho Chi Minh City

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) and the city’s Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association in conjunction with the Russian Consulate General in the city on May 7 held a ceremony to mark Russia’s 74th Victory Day over Fascism (May 9).

An art performance at the ceremony.

The event also aims to commemorate the “Immortal Regiment” in the Great Patriotic War.

In his remarks at the ceremony, Russian Consul General Aleksei Vladimirovich Popov recalled the history of the Victory Day as well as its special significance to the mankind.

The May 9, 1945 victory is a milestone that opens up a new history page of social progress, peace and sustainable development.

The Russian people always bear in mind support of people worldwide, including the Vietnamese, he said, adding that the two nations have committed to fostering their time-tested friendship and solidarity.

He then highlighted similarities between Vietnamese and Russian peoples, their mutual support in the past struggles for national defence and joint efforts to promote the traditional friendship.

The diplomat also called for more efforts to help younger generations understand and remember glorious chapters in national history.

The event also aims to commemorate the “Immortal Regiment” in the Great Patriotic War.

Hoang Minh Nhan, President of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association in HCM City, hailed Russian people for their indomitable will, bravery, boundless patriotism and ingenious mind during the fight against invading fascists.

Although World War II ended 74 years ago, the value of the historic lessons from the fight against fascism remains relevant in today’s modern world.

Nhan told participants that Vietnam just celebrated the 44th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification (April 30), which was partly made possible by assistance from the Soviet Union, adding the event brings the two nations closer and pledged that Ho Chi Minh City and Russia will further tighten ties between the two peoples.

Vietnamese people will join hands with their Russian friends to tighten and further develop the fruitful relations between the two countries, he added.

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