Congratulatory messages the President sent to leaders and citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and people of Georgia and Ukraine. About it reports “Russian Newspaper”.

The President noted the unparalleled heroism of those who defended the freedom of his native land and saved the world from Nazi aggression. “We honor the heroes who fought bravely against the invaders on the battlefield and worked selflessly in the rear. It is our common duty to cherish the memory of their heroism and innumerable sacrifices, to surround with care and attention to veterans,” – said Vladimir Putin.

The President handed over to veterans of the great Patriotic war and home front workers words of appreciation and wished him good health, longevity, peace and prosperity.

In the congratulation to the Georgian people Putin, in particular, expressed confidence that “based on the glorious traditions of friendship and mutual support, tempered in the years of severe tests, we will provide a constructive development of Russian-Georgian relations and mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in various fields”.

But the message to the Ukrainian people says that “it is our duty to defend the truth about the fateful events of the common history, to oppose any attempts of incitement of ethnic hatred and the revival of Nazi ideology”. “I am convinced that the peoples of Russia and Ukraine must cherish and remember bequeathed by our fathers and grandfathers traditions of fraternal friendship and mutual assistance that helped us together to achieve a glorious Victory,” – said Putin.