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WW2 Veterans were honored in Rio de Janeiro

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WW2 Veterans were honored in Rio de Janeiro


Gala evening dedicated to the World War 2 Victory took place in Rio de Janeiro, TASS reports.

WW2 Veterans and survivors of the Siege of Leningrad that moved to Brazil, received congratulations from Russian President. It is significant that Brazil is the only Latin American country who participated in WW2.

In his message, Putin reminds that people will never forget the deed of WW2 participants. “Each of you has invested in the Great Victory - War veterans and homefront workers, survivors of the Siege of Leningrad, and Nazi concentration camps prisoners,” the telegram says.

The ceremony took place in the General Consulate.

Tamara Ribeiru was among those who took part in the celebration. She went to the frontline after graduating medical nurses courses at the age of 16. in 1943 she was captured and sent to Austrian concentration camp. After liberation by the US troops she went to Brazil where she's spent all here life. Nevertheless, Tamara never lost the connection with her Motherland. She feels pity not having Russian citizenship.

During the gala ceremony Brazilian veterans who were fighting on anti-Hitler coalition side, were honored as well. They received a letter of appreciation from Russian Ambassador in Brazil Vladimir Tokmakov.

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