RUSSIA President Vladimir Putin says Russians will never give up love for their country, faith and traditional values.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who spoke during a Victory Day parade at Moscow’s Red Square this Monday, said unlike the West, his people will not give up love for their country.
“We will never give up our love for the country, faith, traditional values, ancestral customs and respect for all peoples and cultures. As for the West, it seems to be determined to cancel these millennia-old values… This moral degradation paved the way for cynical falsifications of the history of World War II, attempts to incite Russia phobia, glorify traitors, mock the memory of their victims and wipe out the bravery of those who fought and suffered for the Victory,” he noted.
President Putin further paid tribute to the country’s soldiers fighting on the frontline in the ongoing Special Military Operation in Ukraine saying they are defending their homeland.
“You are fighting for the Motherland, for its future, so that no one forgets the lessons of the Second World War,” saidPresident Putin.
He emphasised that the United States, particularly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, started talking about its exceptionalism, which is humiliating not only for the entire world but also for its allies.
The 77th Victory Day Anniversary began with a military parade to commemorate 77 years after the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941 to 1945 Great Patriotic War.
The parade began with the march of the Honour Guard’s banner group carrying the Russian national flag and the legendary Victory Banner across Red Square.
Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu reviewed the parade, which was commanded by Ground Forces Commander-in-Chief General of the Army Oleg Salyukov.
This year, Russia’s Victory Parade involved 11 thousand troops and 131 items of military and special hardware.