ArmInfo. In the pages of history every nation has events that leave indelible trace on their fate, such is the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945, Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan stated about this on January 25 in Yerevan, at a ceremony of taking land from the WWII memorial from the central city Tokhmakh Cemetery.
At the same time, he stated that the current year is special and anniversary, which will forever remain in history as the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.
"For each of us, this event will remain as a symbol of the victory of justice, the unlimited pride of the people's memory of millions of victims. We highly appreciate the personal contribution of the head of the Russian defense department, Sergei Shoigu, aimed at perpetuating the memory of the victims of the Second World War through the implementation of the project" Memory Road "in the territory of the main Temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Keeping the memory of the Second World War, we at the state level suppress attempts to spread nationalism, fascism, racism, chauvinism, extremism and xenophobia, "Tonoyan noted, expressing confidence that this event will be another link in the further consolidation of the international community to preserve the historical memory of the Second World War, will increase the spiritual and moral upbringing of the younger generation, will provide the inextricable link between generations and acceptability traditions.
In turn, the Russian Ambassador to Armenia Sergey Kopyrkin noted that an important task is being accomplished today, a ceremony is being taken to take the land from the burial of Soviet soldiers as part of the military-patriotic campaign "Memory Road". He noted that the seized land will be delivered with honors to the Moscow Region and laid in artillery shells, which will be installed on the territory of the main Temple of the Russian Defense Ministry. "This action, of course, is dedicated to the anniversary that we will celebrate this year - the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The grave events of the Great Patriotic War left indelible marks in the life of almost every Soviet family. In defense of our common homeland in those severe years, the multinational population of all 15 Soviet republics has risen. Among them, of course, is Armenia, which has made a huge contribution to our common victory, "the Russian diplomat noted.
He also stated that 520 soldiers who had died for victory and peace for future generations were buried at the memorial in Tokhmakh. The ambassador emphasized that the feat of Soviet soldiers is an example of heroism and courage, the feat of the rear workers is an example of unbending will and selflessness, and the memory of this feat is sacred.
"The memory of this feat is important not only as a factor of justice, but also that will help us prevent the recurrence of tragic mistakes, really assess the threats that confront us and learn from the past," Kopyrkin concluded.