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Putin: Russia respects Israeli decision to make Victory Day a national holiday

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Putin: Russia respects Israeli decision to make Victory Day a national holiday


Russia respects decision of Israeli authorities about providing the 9th of May a status of the state holiday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. In his opinion, this proves wisdom of the Jewish people and it means that Israel honors the historical memory. The head of Russia made this statement during his interview to the 2018 World Order documentary openly published in the social networks, RIA Novosti informs.

“The Jewish people do not forget their slaughter during WW2, which is the right thing to do,” Russian leader claimed.

Vladimir Putin added that many nations underwent tragedies analogous to Holocaust. In particular, all gypsies were indiscriminately slaughtered, he reminded. The fate of the Russians prepared by the fascists is known from documentary sources. The fascists planned to kill a part of the nation and use the rest for correctional labor.

It is Holocaust in relation to the Russians and we cannot allow it to be wiped off the people’s memory. We need this not to find the guilty, but to avoid repetition of something similar in future.

Note that, last year the Israeli Parliament supported the bill about official celebration of the Victory Day over Nazi Germany on May 9. The bill was approved unanimously. A gala session of the country’s parliament and the state memorial ceremony are scheduled at the Victory Day. The educational institutions will conduct commemorative campaigns, municipal corporations will open museum halls, which will honor the Jewish soldiers’ contribution into the victory.

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