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60 years for the great Antifascist VICTORY of the people
MARSHAL I.V. STALIN'S VICTORY ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE
May 9, 1945
Comrades! Compatriots, men and
women! The Great Day of Victory over Germany has come. Fascist
Germany, forced to her knees by the Red Army and the troops of
our Allies, has acknowledged her defeat and declared
On May 7, the preliminary
protocol of surrender was signed in the city of Rheims. On May
8, representatives of the German High Command, in the presence
of representatives of the Supreme Command of the Allied troops
and of the Supreme Command of the Soviet troops, signed in
Berlin the final act of surrender, the execution of which began
at twenty-four hours, May 8.
Being aware of the wolfish habits
of the German ringleaders, who regard treaties and agreements as
an empty scrap of paper, we had no reason to believe their
words. Since this morning, in pursuance of the act of surrender,
German troops in mass have begun to lay down arms and surrender
to our troops.
This is no longer an empty scrap
of paper. This is the real surrender of Germany's armed forces.
True, one group of German troops
in the area of Czechoslovakia is still evading surrender. But I
hope the Red Army will be able to bring it to its senses.
Now we can note with full
satisfaction that the historical day of the final rout of
Germany, the Day of the Great Victory of our people over German
imperialism, has come. The great sacrifices we have made in the
name of freedom and our defense of our Motherland, the
incalculable privations and sufferings experienced by our people
in the course of the war, the strained work in the rear and at
the front-placed on the altar of the Motherland-have not been in
vain and have been crowned by complete victory over the enemy.
The age long struggle of the Slav
peoples for their existence and their independence has ended in
victory over the German invaders and the German tyranny.
Henceforth, the great banner of freedom of nations and peace
among nations will fly over Europe.
Three years ago Hitler publicly
stated that his aims included the dismemberment of the Soviet
Union and the wresting of the Caucasus, the Ukraine,
Byelorussia, the Baltic and other regions from it. He declared
bluntly: "We will destroy Russia, so that she will never be able
to rise again." This happened three years ago. However, Hitler's
crazy ideas were not fated to succeed. The course of the war
scattered them to the winds. In actual fact, something directly
opposite to the Hitlerites' ravings has taken place. Germany has
been utterly defeated. The German troops are surrendering. The
Soviet Union is celebrating victory, although it does not intend
to dismember or destroy Germany.
Comrades! The Great Patriotic War
has ended in our complete victory. The period of the war in
Europe is over. The period of peaceful development has begun.
I congratulate you upon the
victory, my dear compatriots, men and women!
Glory to our heroic Red Army
which upheld the independence of our Motherland and won victory
over the enemy!
Glory to our great people-the
Eternal glory to the heroes who
fell in the battles against the enemy and gave their lives for
the freedom and happiness of our people.
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50 years for the mass revolt of the Greek communists in Tashkent
- JOSEF STALIN
- The ingenious marshal, organizer, pilot and architect of the
brilliant victory against the hitler-fascism
- Imperative the rectification of
the historical truth about the resistance and the struggle of
the CP of Greece 1918-55 against the Khrushchevian
revisionism (An intervention of the "Organisation for the
RECONSTRUCTION of the Communist Party of Greece 1918-55" in a