WASHINGTON, may 9 — RIA Novosti. Representatives of almost 20 countries took part in the solemn reception at the Russian Embassy in the US, the may 9 Victory Day, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
The event was attended by ambassadors of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Peru, Armenia and Nicaragua. In addition, the event was attended by representatives of embassies of Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Italy, Venezuela, Honduras, Bosnia and Cyprus.
Except for diplomats among the guests were living in the United States re-enactors who came to Washington from the several States. Among them are immigrants from Russia and CIS countries, as well as the Americans. They came to the reception in Soviet uniform from the Second World war.
In the hall where the event took place, showed footage of the Victory Parade on the red square and the film “go To fight some old people”.
Congratulated those present on the occasion, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov. Speaking about the feat of Soviet soldiers, he said, and the contribution to the fight against Nazism allies in the coalition. He also mentioned about the action “Immortal regiment”, which was held in Washington on may 5.
“I was lucky to be in a convoy from the White house to the Memorial to those who died in the Second World war. The feeling was that together with us on this little journey and those who fought, those who gave their lives for our happiness and well-being. We bow our heads before the memory of these people,” he said.
Antonov said that in recent times there have been attempts to distort the memory of the role of the USSR in the war up to the falsification of facts.
“I can assure you that our country has done and will do everything to historical memory is passed on to future generations in a truthful, undistorted,” he said.
Ended the celebration with the screening of the film “the Tanks” directed by Kim Druzhinin. The film tells about how distilled an experimental T-34 tank from Kharkov to Moscow, to demonstrate their leadership. Tanks are moving, and on the way encounter unexpected difficulties.