Russia must preserve the memory and the truth about the War, lessons which are still important, said the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at ceremony of presenting state awards.
MOSCOW, 10 Mar. Russia considers it his duty to preserve the truth and memory about the great Patriotic War, the harsh lessons which are relevant and important to the strengthening of peace and confidence between peoples, said the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
“We consider it our sacred duty to keep the truth and the memory of War. Her harsh lessons do not lose their relevance, important to the consolidation of peace and stability, trust among Nations,” Putin said at the awards ceremony.
At the ceremony the Order of Courage posthumously was awarded the Alexander Pechersky, who in the years of the war led one of the largest rebellions of prisoners in the Nazi death camps at Sobibor concentration camp.
“But for a long time his feat was almost forgotten. And thanks to the public, veterans ‘ associations and justice was served. He was awarded the order of Courage,” the President said.
The award will be handed over to his granddaughter, he added.