8 May 2019, 14:40
LPR Head commemorated soldiers killed on battlefields of WWII (PHOTOS)
LUGANSK, May 8 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik has paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the WWII fighting against Nazi Germany.
Pasechnik laid flowers to the Mass Grave of Soviet Warriors in the Lugansk May 9 Park.
He was accompanied by the city mayor Manolis Pilavov and deputies of the People's Council, members of the Night Wolves – Donbass moto club, Afghan war veterans and school children.
The Victory Day is celebrated on May 9 in Russia and post-Soviet countries, while Europeans mark it on May 8, due to the fact that the signing of the German Instrument of Surrender took place late on May 8 in Karlshorst, Berlin, when it was already May 9 in Moscow.
The V-Day has become one of the most important days on the year calendar in Russia and Post-Soviet countries, as the WWII, the deadliest military conflict in human history, claimed at least 26.6 million lives of Soviet warriors and civilians, and a total of 70-85 million people perished in its inferno.
Many Western researchers admit that the Red Army was the main engine of Nazism's destruction and played the major role in curbing Hitler's initiative to depopulate whole swaths of Europe as a site for German Lebensraum.
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