08 May 2010, Saturday, 10:02
author: news-agency "Bashinform"
On the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, celebrated all over the country, the President of Republic of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov addresses himself to all citizens of Bashkortostan and all veterans of the war with the words of congratulation:
“Dear participants of the Great Patriotic War and toilers of the home front!
Let me heartily congratulate you with the all-national holiday – the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War!
In these light spring days the whole world pays tribute to those generations of our compatriots, who had defended the future of the whole mankind, demonstrating outstanding heroism and bravery. The last decades highlight the unfading essence of the eternal, heroic feat of our population, having defended the freedom of our fatherland and peaceful life on the Earth.
This is one more chance to return to the remarkable history of our motherland, recollecting the great feats of older generations, who had defended honor, freedom and the future of our country by their selfless labor, bravery and heroism.
This is the day of glory of the whole multinational population of our country, the day of eternal memory and endless gratitude to that heroic generation of the winners – the front men and the toilers of the home front. This day is the inexhaustible source of spiritual power, pride and patriotism of all Russians and it unites all people of good will all over the planet. This day always reminds us of the spiritual and moral values of the winner-nation.
The light image of a winner-soldier and a home front toiler, their battle and labor glory, remarkable traditions, their great love in the motherland, friendship and brotherhood of our nations represent our invaluable property for all times ahead. And we bow our heads before the participants of that great liberation war, honoring all those, who won the great victory, demonstrating steadfast firmness and strength of mind. These people have restored the ruined country, providing for powerful development of its regions, preservation and augmenting of the material and cultural values thanks to which we can further consolidate the prosperity, defensive capacity and powers of our Motherland.
In the achievements of our native Bashkortostan we see the endowment of our elder generations, which never spared themselves either on the battlefields or in the home front. Stable development of our Republic is the solid base for patriotic education of our youth and the high-minded work for preservation of the feat of our ancestors in the memory of our population and, sure, for the care of our veterans. This is the holy duty of our population, all authorities and local self-government, labor collectives and public organizations.
Let the memory about our great victory live forever! Eternal fame to the heroes, having died for our Motherland! We wish our brave veterans health, active longevity, peace, joy and happiness!
Happy Victory Day and Happy Holiday, dear friends!
The President of Republic of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov” – said in the complimentary address of the President RB.