Baku, Azerbaijan, May 9
By Anakhanum Hidayatova - Trend:
The heads and military attaches of the diplomatic missions of the CIS countries in Baku laid a wreath at the memorial of the military glory on the occasion of Victory Day.
Vladimir Dorokhin, Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan, congratulated veterans on Victory Day on behalf of the diplomats of the CIS countries.
The ambassador stressed Azerbaijan's role in victory over fascism.
"One and a half million people were cured and recovered in the hospitals, which were on the territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)," the ambassador said. "It is possible to write and talk a lot about Azerbaijan's heroism and contribution. Thank God, people remember and talk about it."
"We are very pleased that Azerbaijan is among the countries that do not want to rewrite history, estimate at its true worth as it was in reality, oppose the falsification of history, stand against downplaying the feat of the Soviet people in this war," the ambassador said. "This testifies to the wisdom of the Azerbaijani leadership, society, the country's maturity."
Dorokhin added that while trying to downplay the victory of the Soviet people, the monuments dedicated to the victory over fascism are desecrated in some countries, but in Azerbaijan, on the contrary, the monuments dedicated to the victory are preserved and restored.
Adil Aliyev, Azerbaijani MP, also congratulated veterans on Victory Day.
Aliyev stressed that Victory Day - May 9 is one of the most important holidays for Azerbaijan.
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