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Veterans of Great Patriotic War awarded medals in NY

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Veterans of Great Patriotic War awarded medals in NY


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A large group of veterans from the Society of Leningrad Siege Survivors in New York has been awarded medals in honor of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War.  The veterans received awards from the hands of Russian diplomats. The  ceremonies will continue on March 11, medals will be awarded to veterans in Chicago, TASS reports.

Consul Advisor to the Consulate General of Russia Artyom Tevanyan, who spoke at the ceremony,  underlined the importance of true words from the participants of the Great Patriotic War about the events of those years. They cannot be overestimated in view of the attempts to falsify history.
According to the diplomat, the memories of veterans are necessary for young compatriots, as well as for Americans who know about the allied relations of Moscow and Washington during the Second World War.

According to Isabella Svetlosanova, director of the Society of Leningrad Siege Survivors in New York, this is the largest organization consisting of veterans of the former Soviet Union.

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