Congratulations of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia on the occasion of the
70 anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War
70 years ago the Soviet people won in the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany. The Soviet Union used all its military capabilities in order to destroy invaders who were a threat not only for the Soviet Union, but also for many European countries. In this bloody war, the Soviet Union suffered the greatest, It lost millions of soldiers fallen on the battle fields, millions died in concentration camps.
The participation of the Armenian people in the Great Patriotic War is one of the heroic pages in our history. The contribution of the Armenian into this great victory was enormous. Marshal Georgy Zhukov said: "In the victory over fascism Armenians, starting from an ordinary soldier and ending with a marshal, immortalized their names with not fading glory of brave warriors." The Great Patriotic War was a war for the survival of the entire Armenian nation, it is not surprising that it was attended by about 650 thousand Armenians, both from Soviet Armenia and from other republics, about 350,000 of which were killed.
May 9 for Armenian people is also a day of liberation of Shushi.
On this day we pay tribute to the victims of this terrible and merciless war that gave their lives to secure the future of our country and each of which is worthy our grateful memory. The ranks of veterans of the Great Patriotic War are shrinking, and today honoring them and veterans of the Karabakh war, we wish them peaceful days, health and well-being.
Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia congratulates everyone on the Great Victory and wishes all a peaceful sky. Current and future generations will always keep in their memory selfless heroism of those who defended the honor and dignity of our motherland.
Chairman of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia