The path of the Soviet people to victory in world war II was heroic and sacrificial, they were able to overcome inhuman trials, defend their native land and determine the outcome of the war. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a video message to the Austrian people on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of the war and the liberation of this country from Nazism on ORF TV on May 8.
He recalled that the Soviet troops stormed Berlin in the spring of 1945, passing through ” the hell of the bloodiest war in history.” “They didn’t need this war, they didn’t want it, it was imposed on the Soviet Union. The Nazis attacked treacherously, stealthily, and in an instant destroyed the peaceful, peaceful life of our country and its multi-ethnic people, ” the President said.
The Russian leader added that everything must be done so that “no one will ever dare to start a war again.”
Putin noted that Russia is grateful to Austria for its careful treatment of world war II heroic.
The Russian President added that Russia will remember the contribution of “allies in the anti-Hitler coalition, all those who fought in the anti-fascist underground” to the defeat of Nazism, as well as “millions of people, old people, women, children who were destroyed by the Nazis, and remember the tragedy of the Holocaust.”
In Austria, the anniversary of the end of world war II is celebrated annually on May 8. On this occasion, the country holds a solemn event “festival of joy”. It is organized by the Austrian Committee of prisoners of the Mauthausen concentration camp in honor of the liberation of Europe from Nazism in the spring of 1945.
As a result of the Anschluss in 1938, Austria became part of Nazi Germany and gained final independence only in 1955, after the withdrawal of Soviet, British, American and French troops and the signing of the State Treaty on the restoration of an independent and democratic country.
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