VOLGOGRAD: President Vladimir Putin The spirit of the Soviet army which defeated Nazi German forces was evoked by the slogan Stalingrad It was 80 years ago to On Thursday, Russia declared that it would win a Ukraine in The grip of Nazism’s new form.
With a passionate speech in Volgograd was also called Stalingrad Until 1961 Putin Germany is being criticized for not helping to Arm Ukraine He said that he was available, but not the first, to You can draw upon Russia’s whole arsenal which also includes nuclear weapons.
“Unfortunately we see that the ideology of Nazism in its modern form and manifestation again directly threatens the security of our country,” Putin Speaking to an audience that included army officers as well as members of patriotic youth and military groups.
“Again and again we have to repel the aggression of the collective West. It’s incredible but it’s a fact: we are again being threatened with German Leopard tanks with crosses on them.”
Stalingrad The Soviet Red Army won the war at the cost of the Soviet Red Army. It was also the most bloody battle in World War Two. over 1,000,000 casualties, broken the back of German Invasion Forces in 1942-3.
Putin His words evoked the “spirit of the defenders” Stalingrad to Were you able to explain his belief that Russia would triumph? in UkraineAccording to him, the World War Two battle was a symbol of his victory. “the indestructible nature of our people”.
“Those who draw European countries, including Germany, into a new war with Russia, and … expect to win a victory over Russia on the battlefield, apparently don’t understand that a modern war with Russia will be quite different for them,” He concluded.
“We don’t send our tanks to their borders but we have the means to respond, and it won’t end with the use of armoured vehicles, everyone must understand that.”
Putin The Soviet marshal oversaw the defense of Moscow, and had been honored with flowers. Stalingrad He also visited the main monument complex of the city, where he held an minute’s silent. in Honor to those who were killed in battle
Volgograd was thronged with people from all walks of life to Watch this video victory Parade, as the planes flew overhead while modern tanks and armored vehicles from World War Two and World War One rolled past.
Some vehicles were equipped with the letter V, which was an emblem used by Russia’s military forces. in Ukraine.
Irina Zlotoreva (61 years old), said that her family had been involved in fighting. StalingradI saw a parallel to Ukraine.
“Our country is fighting for justice, for freedom. We got victory in 1942 and that’s an example for today’s generation. I think we’ll win again now whatever happens.”
Russian officials draw parallels between the fight against Nazis and Russian forces since the Russians entered the fray. Ukraine It was almost one year ago.
Ukraine These parallels were rejected by the Soviet Union, which suffered destruction at the hands Hitler’s troops.
Mamayev Kurgan Memorial Complex was at the center of the commemorations. It is located on a hill overlooking River Volga and is dominated by The Motherland Calls, a massive statue depicting a woman holding a huge sword.
Five months of fighting saw the destruction of the Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s city. to Rubble and 2 million people were killed or injured on each side.
An additional bust of Stalin was built in Volgograd, along with two other Soviet marshals Georgy Zhukov & Alexander Vasilyevsky on Wednesday
Stalin’s history of presided over the country despite his shortcomings over Russian politics and school textbooks suffered from a political crisis that saw the death of many and a massive famine which killed over a million people. in Recent years have highlighted his achievements as a wartime leader, who made the Soviet Union a powerful superpower.