09.05.2018

On «Victory Day» our people gathered together in Stuttgart

The «Victory Day» was celebrated on May 9 in Stuttgart by the solemn laying of wreaths on the Russian platform.

We are together again on «Victory Day» on May 9 in Stuttgart. All who cherish the memory of their loved ones, who honor their national traditions and respect the memory of all our Soviet compatriots who defended their Motherland. The «Victory Day» was marked by the solemn laying of wreaths on the «Russian site» of the Central Cemetery of Stuttgart.

The multinational Soviet people were able to defend their homeland and win the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. We were all together, and when people are together — all the peoples inhabiting the space of one country, one state — the people of this country are invincible!

«Russia is great, but there was nowhere to retreat». So many times I heard and in class at school, when I was in Leningrad. Every year, we celebrated our most important for all Soviet, and now Russian, Kazakh, Belarusian, Armenian, Uzbek people and representatives of many other former Soviet republics. Representatives of the peoples who inhabit our country and have preserved the unified tradition of celebrating the «Victory Day» on May 9 are still very much.

I thank everyone who was with us on this solemn and important Victory Day for us — 9 May. we preserve our tradition — the tradition of the great Soviet people, who defeated German fascism during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45.

Welcomed the Consul of the Russian Federation Andrey Basov, representative of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation to the Federal Republic of Germany from Frankfurt on May 9 in Stuttgart.

With the address to us on behalf of all the Leningrad blockade residents living today in Stuttgart and its environs, Leonid Anatolievich Dugovsky, the head of the Leningrad Blocadniki Society, spoke. The world knows the unprecedented feat of the Leningradians and defenders of the besieged Leningrad. Many Blokadniki survived nearly 900 days in the besieged city. And to this day it is clear to imagine how it was possible to survive all these days of hunger, bombing and fight with enemies rushing to our legendary city of the USSR — a symbol of the history and perseverance of Russia at all times.

Thanks to our relatives and friends, today we again took part in the solemn laying of wreaths at the Central Cemetery of Stuttgart, on the «Russian platform», where Soviet Red Army soldiers and Jews tortured in the concentration camps of fascist Germany (1941-45) are buried.

Address of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Baden-Württemberg on Victory Day on May 9 in Stuttgart in 2018.

Together with us there were representatives of the General Consulates of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan in Germany, who arrived specially from Frankfurt am Main and brought wreaths of flowers and inscribed ribbons for Victory Day on May 9. Ms. Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Stuttgart, Frau Haler-Leibl (Hononrarkosul der Republik Kasaschstan für Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart Frau Haler-Laibe).

Together with the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Baden-Württemberg and the representative of the Honorary Consul of Russia in Baden-Württemberg, Mr. Doc.prof. Klaus Mangold, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary, Mrs. Ganiszowa, and the representative of the Government of the Federal Land of Baden-Württemberg, Mr. Leon Meyer-Vogelfänger (Herr Staatssekretär für Kultur des Landes Baden-Württemberg) They laid wreaths with inscribed ribbons to the graves of our compatriots in Stuttgart.

Thanks to everyone who was with us and especially to the activists of the Our New Times Foundation Olga Skiba and Alexei Tukhsherer. This year we managed to begin preparations for the «Immortal Regiment» in Stuttgart on Victory Day on May 9. On behalf of all our compatriots living in Stuttgart today, thanks to Fiera Danilovna and Pavel, who took photos of their relatives who fought during the Great Patriotic War, and told us about it.

With best wishes to all who were with us on this most important and solemn day for our people — a single Soviet people who won the most brutal war of our time — in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45.

Alexander Raikhruded, head of the fund «Our New Times».

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