Speaker of Parliament Vladimir Bidyovka participates in rally dedicated to Remembrance and Mourning Day

On June 21, a commemorative rally dedicated to Remembrance and Mourning Day took place near a monument “To the victims of fascism” in the Leninsky district in the capital of the Republic. The event was attended by the Chairman of the DPR’s People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka, People’s Council’s Deputies Marina Zheynova and Lubomir Pushkin, Head of the Donetsk City Administration Alexey Kulemzin, Acting Head of the Leninsky District Administration Elena Kaptan, Chairman of the Donetsk Organization of War Veterans Valery Belozertsev, veterans and city residents.

During the event, the speaker of the parliament recalled the importance of honouring the past of the Motherland in order not to avoid a reoccurrence of the tragedy.

ʺFascist Germany brought pain and suffering to our land by perfidiously attacking without a declaration of war. One in five people in the Soviet Union died in this fight against fascism, not to mention those people who were maimed by war and separated from their loved ones. After all this, the country recovered and continued to live. Alas, years have passed, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of our soldiers once again faced fascism…

We must preserve the memory of those days, June 22, 1941, and the memory of how destructive fascism is to the entire civilized world in order to avoid a reoccurrence of such a story. May the memory of fallen heroes live forever, eternal glory to those, who are still alive,ʺ Vladimir Bidyovka said.

Marina Zheynova thanked veterans of the Great Patriotic War for their selfless deed in a commentary to the press service of the People’s Council.

ʺThis day will always remind us of the courage and selfless fortitude of our ancestors in the struggle for freedom and independence of our Motherland. We – the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the heroes of those days – have to preserve the memory of our people’s unexampled heroism! My sincere thanks and eternal gratitude to veterans, home front workers and war children! And eternal memory, glory to all who gave their lives for our Great Victory,ʺ Marina Zheynova noted.

The event participants observed a minute of silence in memory of those who died during the war, and then paid a floral tribute to the monument “To the victims of fascism”.

It should be reminded that fascist Germany attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941, the Great Patriotic War, which ruined the lives of millions of people.

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