Wreath-laying ceremonies at tombs of Soviet citizens perished in Luxembourg during the Second World War
On the 8th of May Ambassador of Russia in Luxembourg Mark Entin and Assistant Military Attaché of the Embassy of Russia in Belgium laid wreaths at three memorial tombs of Soviet citizens perished in Luxembourg during the Second World War.
The solemn ceremonies held in remembrance of the 68-th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War and in the Great Patriotic War were attended by City of Petange Mayor Pierre Mellina and City of Esch-sur-Alzette Mayor Lydia Mutsch. Also present were members of Luxembourgish veteran associations, representatives of the Russian diaspora, diplomats and employees of the Russian Embassy and Russian Cultural and Scientific Centre.
In his address, the Ambassador stressed the importance of preserving and perpetuating the memory of this historic victory which was obtained at a cost of an immeasurable sacrifice by the Russian and Allied troops and marked an end of a monstrous evil. Remembering unprecedented bravery, demonstrated by the Russian people, which saved the world from a Nazi conquest in a war that has affected every family, the Ambassador expressed his gratitude to the Luxembourg authorities for their care for Russian military memorials, which in its turn serves to show the closeness of Russia-Luxembourg bilateral ties that have passed the test of time.