Victory Day, May 8/9, 1945
Celebrate 77th Anniversary of Defeat of Nazi-Fascism in World War II
On May 8 and 9, the historic victory over Nazi fascism by the Allied forces in World War II is celebrated around the world. On this occasion, CPC(M-L) is presenting two videos. The first video, produced by Youth for Democratic Renewal in 2022, highlights the events of May 1945 and the momentous celebrations that followed.
The second video is a documentary, Immortal Regiment — World Movement, directed by Alexei Egorychev in 2020. The film is in Russian with French subtitles. It recounts the growing worldwide movement that began in 2012 to realize the people’s desire to preserve the historical facts of the Soviet Union’s role in the Second World War, known in the former Soviet countries as the Great Patriotic War, and honour all those who took part in this historic victory. The movement is today a worldwide phenomenon.
The Maison russe des sciences et de la culture à Paris, which has posted the documentary on YouTube, explains that the Immortal Regiment is comprised of all those who gave their lives for the Motherland, both those who fought on the front lines and those who worked in the rear, as well as their descendants. Taking part in the Immortal Regiment unites people, regardless of faith, nationality or political views, the Maison russe points out.
The Maison Russe also points out that the broadening of the Immortal Regiment comes at a time when countries of the “West” — namely those countries that are aligned with U.S. imperialism and NATO, are adopting — are “increasingly trying to rewrite the history of the Great Patriotic War, by: adopting laws allowing the destruction of monuments to Soviet soldiers-liberators; disseminating publications that contradict reality; reporting false information in the media and social networks. Thus, they mislead today’s youth, to accustom them to non-existent realities.”