Georgia's President congratulates the World War II veterans on Victory Day
09 May, 2018
Georgia's President congratulates the World War II veterans on Victory Day
Our ancestors all over the world could defeat fascism, as a violent and anti-human regime that threatened humanity, - President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili told reporters in the Vake Park, Tbilisi, where he laid the wreath on the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier.
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Georgia's President laid the wreath on the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier

The President congratulated the World War II veterans on the Day of Victory over
Fascism.
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World War II veterans on the Day of Victory over Fascism

“I congratulate everybody on this very important day in the history of mankind, our ancestors all over the world could it and defeated Fascism as a violent and anti-human regime that threatened humanity, and I would like to express my respect and gratitude to all people, who participated in this struggle,” President Margvelashvili said.
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Georgia's President congratulates the World War II veterans on Victory Day

Victory Day is a holiday that commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945. It was first inaugurated in the 16 republics of the Soviet Union, following the signing of the German Instrument of Surrender late in the evening on 8 May 1945 (after midnight, thus on 9 May Moscow Time).
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Field-Marshal Keitel signing the ratified surrender terms for the German military

The Soviet government announced the victory early on 9 May after the signing ceremony in Berlin. Though the official inauguration occurred in 1945 the holiday became a non-labour day only in 1965 and only in certain Soviet republics.
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Victory Day is a holiday that commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945

Victory Day is a non-labour day in Georgia. Georgia has officially recognized 9 May since its independence in 1991.The holiday was similarly celebrated there while the country was part of the Soviet Union.

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