70 years ago the Great Patriotic War thundered around. Our nation had to pay too much for that victory over inhuman fight with fascism. The memory of the Motherland defenders who sacrificed their lives for the sake of her freedom and independence, for the sake of future generations, is sacred. Those who were bringing our Victory closer fighting in battles on the front-line, behind the enemy lines and working for the defense in factories, are abundantly worthy of our honour and respect. Unfortunately, the veterans’ generation is passing away, and the number of witnesses of those events becomes fewer and fewer with every year. But the feats, labors, and sacrifices offered by the Soviet people on the altar of the Victory of the Great Patriotic War in 1941-1945, are perceived and valued deeper with every year. New and before unknown details and data about feats are revealed, and more heroes’ names are added to a heroic chronicle of the Great Patriotic. Ethnographers and pathfinders, historians and writers, journalists and archivists reconstruct pictures of those heroic years of trail on courage of the peoples of our country. Russians and Ukrainians, Byelorussians and Armenians, Moldavians and Azeri, Karachai and Circassians, Georgians and Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, Tatars and Turkmen, Chechens and Ingushs – all nations of the multinational country stood up to defend the Motherland.
“Your feat is immortal, your name is unknown” – is written on the central Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Moscow. Thankful memory of the nation, throbbing, does not let to consign to oblivion those who not sparing their lives lost in the fronts of the war. Even in the hard years of the USSR’s collapse the work on immortalizing the memory of the fallen in the Great Patriotic and the search for veterans did not stop. Annual parades in the Victory Years held on the 9th of May – is a demonstration of the moral and physical power of the country. This is, first of all, a celebration for those who fought in the Great Patriotic (WWII).