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Viche 2012 №11

№11, 2012

Memory of the Defenders - the source of belief in the future of the state

Reflections on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the Great Patriotic War

“On June 22, 1941 the Nazis invaded the territory of the Soviet Union without declaring war. With an exceptional bravery and courage of the Soviet soldiers and civilians received unequal battle and all went down in history as heroes”. With these eloquent words the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of May 20, 2011 begins. It for the first time introduced a special ceremony in honor of those who were killed in the Second World War – by conducting the Minute of memory (Minute of silence). At the same time with year passing it’s becoming clear: in addition to a tribute to glorious ancestors, we have the duty to protect their memory, posthumous honor out of deceptive lies and deliberate fraud.

Dmytro VYEDYENYEYEV