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Monument to Soviet Heroes died for Africa’s freedom to appear in South African Republic

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Monument to Soviet Heroes died for Africa’s freedom to appear in South African Republic


12.10.2017

pixabay.comSoviet heroes perished during liberation of South Africa will be memorialized in Pretoria, TASS informs. As per the head of Freedom Memorial Park Jane Muphamadi, it will be done in the nearest future. The commemorative plate at this memorial will appear at the beginning of next year already.
The Head of Russian Embassy Mikhail Petrakov handed her a list of Angola, Mozambique and other countries’ liberation movement participants comprising around seventy names.

During the gala ceremony, the memorial complex director expressed her gratitude to Russia for help and support rendered to Africans at that time when they revolted against colonialism and apartheid.

She has stressed out that Moscow has intensified the voice of Africa and now Africa has its own agenda at the international arena. Muphamadi has noted that while Western countries used to have racial prejudices, Russians always treated Africans like equals.

Russian diplomat has expressed assuredness that today we have to remember those who died fighting apartheid regime and to do as much as possible to raise young generation in rejection of racism.

The Ambassador believes that Neo-Nazism flourishing in some countries proves one more time an importance of educational activities directed at prevention of xenophobian moods. That is why South African experience in liberation movement is of special value.

The Ambassador has advised about production of documentary about history of USSR cooperation with South African national liberation movements.

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