Dear residents, veterans, front workers, children of war! My congratulations on Victory Day, one of the most important holidays in Russia!
The 9th of May is a special day for all Russian people. This day unites all Russians with a memory of heroic deed of our grandfathers.
On May 9th Russians celebrate Victory Day for the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. The war against Nazi Germany known in the Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War cost the Soviet people more than 27 million dead, both civilian and military. The Great Patriotic War lasted 1418 days and nights. Over 340,000 residents from the Vologda Region took part in all its battles and military operations showing heroism and selflessness.
76 years have passed since the end of the Great Patriotic War. The Red Army showed great courage and gave enormous sacrifice in defeating the Nazi’s in the Great Patriotic War. Millions of people forged victory in the rear supplying the front with food and ammunition. Lots of people rebuilt the destroyed country in the difficult post-war years.
The Great Patriotic War has entered the home of every family and touched every person. On this day we go over letters and family photos, watch films about the war, sing the most popular songs from the war years and, of course, thank our dear veterans.
We will cherish and pass on to future generations the memory of the great feat of the Soviet people.
Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov