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Russian Compatriots Abroad Await WWII Victory Celebrations
The Russian compatriot communities in Europe are set to extend congratulations to the Russian WWII veterans on May 9, when the 65th anniversary of the Allied Victory in WWII will be celebrated worldwide, Voice of Russia reports. A statement to this effect was made by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Chepurin, who specifically praised the Soviet soldiers' considerable contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany. "This will be central point of the Russian compatriots' congratulatory address to the WWII veterans ahead of the May 9 celebrations," Chepurin added.