Wreath laying by Russian Ambassador and Luxembourg Prime Minister at the Bonnevoie cemetery
The wreath-laying ceremony at the cemetery of Bonnevoie which took place on May 9 has become one of the key events of the celebrations in Luxembourg of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Russian Ambassador Mark Entin and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel laid flowers on the grave of Soviet citizens who died in the Grand Duchy during the years of the WWII.
In his speech the Ambassador of Russia has warned against forgetting the lessons of that terrible war. He stressed the need to transmit the memory of this appalling event of the history to the young people so that this tragedy never happens again. He also advocated for an agenda that could bring together the EU and Russia in order to face new global challenges. His Excellency Mark Entin congratulated with this important date the veterans, including famous Russian writer Anatoly Aleksin, who was present at the cemetery, and wished them health.
For his part, the head of the Luxembourg government has emphasized the decisive role of the Soviet Union in the victory in the World War II. He also spoke in favor of common measures that would help to ensure lasting peace on the European continent.
Dozens of representatives of the Russian community in Luxembourg attended the ceremony. An improvised concert of the pupils of the Russian school «Kalinka» took place.