President Putin's message on Victory Day/VIDEO
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that his country was ready to actively cooperate with all those ready to confront terrorism and extremism.Source: B92, Tanjug
Addressing the Victory Day military parade in Red Square, Putin called on all countries to accept joint responsibility for creativing an effective security system "equal for all."
"We bow our heads before the memory of sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, grandfathers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, and grieve for the veterans who are no longer with us," the president said.
Putin said that the memory of the Great Patriotic war and the truth about it is "our conscience and our responsibility."
"Today we see how in some countries they are deliberately distorting the events of the war, how they are making idols of those who forgot about their honor and human dignity and served the Nazis, how they are shamelessly lying to their children and betraying their ancestors," Putin said.
The veterans of the Great Patriotic War are now living in different countries but their feat "cannot be divided," he said.
"We did and will continue doing all the necessary to ensure the high defense capability of our army, the defense potential of the most advanced weapons and to further strengthen the prestige of the military service, the prestige of soldiers and officers and Fatherland defenders," Putin stressed, adding that his country was at the same time open to cooperation with all those who are ready to combat terrorism, neo-Nazism and extremism.
Russia today on Red Square displayed some of its weapons, old and new, including the legendary T-34 tank, Taifun armored vehicles, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, BTR-82A and BTR-MDM armored personnel carriers, Terminator tank support armored fighting vehicles, Yars missile system launchers, S-400 air defense missile system, Pantsir-S1 gun-missile air defense systems: