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The Chairman of the Federation Council took part in the international parliamentary conference dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the great Victory.

The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko Betweenconsenting Ivanandreevich from the Executive body of state power of St. Petersburg took part in the parliamentary online conference dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the great Victory.

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Video-bridge organized by the Council of the Federation in collaboration with the Press center MIA “Russia today”, linked the parliamentarians from the CIS countries, Central and Eastern Europe, members of European Parliament, prominent political and public figures. The moderator of the parliamentary conference by the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev. Kosakenstadt Osipovichskaya from the Executive body of state power of the Republic of Mari Aggrandize, truly global significance of this date is binding, regardless of the circumstances related to the pandemic coronavirus, to pay tribute to the winners – and past participants of the great Patriotic war, and living veterans, said Valentina Matvienko.

In life come all of the new generation, and they should know the whole truth about the war, without exceptions. This is our common history

“All new generations are entering into life, and they must know the whole truth about the war, without exemptions. This is our common story. She remains so and now, after 75 years. No one has the right to change history and change stories, “the Federation Council Chairman is convinced. According to her, freedom of choice by each state for its development path has become possible, among other things, thanks to the common Victory.” Recall that in World War II, countries with different ideologies , with different political systems were able to overcome differences, unite against a common evil, ”said the speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament. “I believe it is worth once again comprehending the lessons of Victory, its significance for the present and future. We must ensure that the Victory over Nazism in that terrible war is recognized as the world heritage of mankind, and the monuments to the liberators are recognized as a world memorial. ”“ This is our sacred duty, ”said Valentina Matvienko, emphasizing the importance of preserving the memory of the heroes who saved the world from fascism. In these days of politics, scholars of many countries address the topic of war and victory, discuss the events of those years, continued the Chairman of the Federation Council. “Of course, we, parliamentarians, cannot stay away from these discussions. I know that a special statement is being prepared by the Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Nazism. The Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states will also make a statement. The address of the Federation Council will be discussed at the next plenary meeting of the upper house, “said the speaker of the Federation Council.” The main thing in them is that politicians have a special responsibility for preserving historical truth, for caring for veterans, and patriotic education of youth. And only consistent, open, responsible and honest work to implement this noble mission is able to ensure a prosperous future for mankind, protect it from world wars. ”Victory Day is a great, truly sacred holiday, there is no family in the CIS through which the flame of war would have passed, the peoples of our countries paid the highest price for this victory, Valentina Matvienko emphasized. “This holiday should be like that.” This year, for obvious reasons, large-scale celebrations will not be held in Russia on May 9, but they will all take place, since 2020 has been declared the Year of Remembrance in our country, and a grandiose parade will definitely take place this year, said the Chairman of the Federation Council. “Now more than ever, events are important that allow you to preserve the memory of the war – and the” Immortal Regiment “, and” The Road of Remembrance “, and many other actions. They go online. We see how many people want to join and take part – not only in Russia, but also in many other countries. ”In large cities and small towns of our country on May 9 at 19 hours, immediately after a minute of silence, people will go out onto the balconies of their apartments, they will approach the open windows with portraits of their heroic ancestors in their hands in order to perform the song “Victory Day” together, said the Chairman of the Federation Council. “In our country, this song is known to everyone, its words are dear and loved by citizens of other states. Join now! Arrange other actions that bring people together, remind them of losses, of the heroes of that terrible war, ”Valentina Matvienko urged. During the parliamentary conference, Speaker of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sahib Gafarova, Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, Chairman of the Council of the Republic National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Natalya Kochanova, Chairperson of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Dastanbek Dzhumabekov, Chairperson of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Republic Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbaeva, Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Shakirov, Chairman of the Committee of the Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan for coordinating the activities of the Majlisi milli with the Majlisi namoyandagon and the Government, public associations, the media and international affairs Farhod Rakhimi, Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Ukraine Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, Oleg Voloshin, Chairman of the United Georgia Democratic Movement Party Nino Burjanadze, the chairman of the organization of World War II participants fighting on the side of the anti-Hitler coalition (Lithuania), Julius Deksnis, vice-chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, first deputy speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov, deputies of the European Parliament Tatyana Zhdanok (Latvia), Miroslav Radachovskiy (Slovakia) and Jana Toom (Estonia), Chairman of the Immortal Regiment of Serbia Foundation, Minister of Innovation and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, Head of the Serbian People’s Party Nenad Popov h, Chairman of the National Movement “Union of Russophiles of Bulgaria” Nikolai Malinov. The chairmen of the chambers of parliaments, parliamentarians and politicians of the post-Soviet states and their colleagues from other countries recalled those who defeated fascism, talked about the perception of the events of World War II, World War II in their countries, as well as how their compatriots will celebrate Victory Day this year.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.

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