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Meeting on the Elbe River anniversary celebrated in US
Another anniversary of the meeting on the Elbe River was celebrated in the United States, as per TASS. People placed wreaths to the memorial plaque Spirit of the Elbe located at the Arlington national cemetery in honor of Russian and American soldiers who met on the German River Elbe in 1945.
Russian diplomats and representatives from some other CIS countries as well as war veterans participated in the ceremony. Among the participants were people who were personally present at that historical event from both American and Soviet sides. The US State Department officials brought flowers to the memorial plaque. Representatives of the Ukrainian, Moldavian, Georgian Embassies and diplomats of the Baltic States refused to participate in the ceremony like a year ago.
According to the Head of the Russian Foreign Representative Office Segey Kislyak, the meeting on the Elbe has turned into the brightest symbol of the past of Russians and Americans. He has emphasized that this date is very important for the war veterans and for the post-war generations too. The Ambassador reminded that it was our common victory.
Today, when the relations between our countries are at their lowest point, it is essential to remember the events of that time.