Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he was ready to work together to defend the outcome of World War II and international justice.
This is stated in a congratulatory telegram from the Chinese leader to his Russian counterpart on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in World War II.
The Chinese leader stressed that Moscow and Beijing bear an important responsibility for peace and development on the planet, as permanent members of the UN Security Council.
According to Xi Jinping, he is ready, together with Putin, to “defend the outcome of World War II and international justice, actively protect and practice multilateralism, and contribute to the formation of a community with a common destiny for all mankind, so that future generations can live on a planet where lasting peace reigns everywhere. security and common prosperity ”.
“The Second World War became the most tragic in the history of mankind.
The USSR and China were the main battlegrounds against fascism and militarism, their peoples suffered huge sacrifices for a complete victory over the aggressors.
During that difficult war, a strong military friendship was formed between the two countries and their peoples.
Today, this spirit of mutual assistance continues to develop and contributes to the dynamic development of Russian-Chinese relations of comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction, "the text of the telegram quoted by the Xinhua news agency.
In turn, Vladimir Putin pointed to the shared responsibility of Moscow and Beijing to preserve the historical truth about World War II.
According to the Russian leader, any action aimed at distorting history and glorifying the Nazis must be resisted.
"Russia is ready to continue active efforts with friendly China to prevent wars and conflicts, maintain stability and security in the world," the Chinese news agency quoted him as saying.
In April 2020, Vladimir Putin signed normative act No. 126-FZ on amending Federal Law No. 32-FZ "On Days of Military Glory and Memorable Dates of Russia."
From September 2 to September 3, the day of military glory was postponed - the Day of the end of World War II.
The document was prepared with the aim of "strengthening the historical foundations and patriotic traditions, preserving historical justice for the victors in World War II, and perpetuating the worthy memory of those killed in the defense of the Fatherland."
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In addition, in June, Vladimir Putin's article “75 Years of the Great Victory: Shared Responsibility to History and the Future”, dedicated to the Second World War, was published.
In this material, the President of Russia, on the basis of facts and archival data, points to the causes of the global conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945.
The Russian leader also emphasizes the decisive role of the USSR in defeating Nazism and draws attention to the dangerous attempts of the West to revise the outcome of World War II.
"Remember is to know"
On September 1, Vladimir Putin took part in the All-Russian open lesson "To remember is to know", which this year was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War and the year of Memory and Glory.
The head of state reminded high school students and cadets of pre-university educational institutions of the Ministry of Defense that the war unleashed by Nazi Germany was aimed at the total destruction of the peoples of the USSR and Russia.
He also urged not to forget that the Soviet Union was attacked on June 22, 1941, but then the Red Army managed to "grind" over 80% of the troops of the German fascist invaders, and Soviet soldiers reached Berlin, which was taken by storm.
According to him, the task of modern world leaders is to prevent a repetition of the terrible events of World War II.
“After World War II, the world order was created, those rules by which and within which we live today.
And after the end of the Cold War (and after the "hot" Second World War, a very brutal war, unfortunately, the Cold War also began - confrontation between different countries) it seemed to someone that after the Cold War they were victors, they consider themselves exceptional, they believe that it is possible and necessary to change the order that arose after the Second World War.
Therefore, in order to create conditions for these changes, it is necessary to alter a little, rewrite what actually happened in history, ”the Russian leader said.
Vladimir Putin also added that those who now “agree with the initiators of the census of history can be called“ today's collaborators ”.