"This holiday will always be sacred for Russia. We will always remember that the Soviet people performed a majestic feat in Victory over Nazism. Our people were alone. They fought to the death on all frontiers in fierce battles: on land, at sea, in the sky. People of all nationalities, religions fought for every inch of their native land, fulfilled this sacred oath, liberated the countries of Europe from the brown plague and passed a historic sentence to Nazism," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his solemn speech to the participants and guests of the military parade in Moscow on the occasion of May 9 - the Day of Victory over fascism.
According to Report, the Russian President also noted that there is no forgiveness and excuse for those who again nurture aggressive plans.
"History requires drawing conclusions and learning lessons. But, unfortunately, some again contemplate much of the Nazi ideology. We see attempts to rewrite history and justify traitors and criminals. Russia will firmly defend its national interests and security," Putin said.