An exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad opened in France

The Russian Ambassador to France opened an exhibition dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad

In France, in honor of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, an exhibition dedicated to the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad was opened, RIA Novosti reports on February 24.

Stalingrad.  1943

Stalingrad. 1943

The event took place in Courbevoie, a suburb of Paris, and was timed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Stalingrad. Russian Ambassador to France spoke at the opening ceremony Alexey Meshkov.

“Today is a special day for all Russians because we celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day. This holiday has been celebrated in our country for more than 100 years, and its roots go far into the past. It was the soldiers of the Red Army, who did not give the opportunity to capture Stalingrad, who were the real defenders of the Fatherland. Stalingrad became a symbol of the victory over Nazism in World War II.the ambassador said.

In turn, the ex-vice mayor of Courbevoie Serge Desesmaison declared that Stalingrad remains an example of the resilience and heroism of Russian soldiers. This event, he noted, was a turning point in the course of World War II.

Recall that France ranks first in the number of references to Stalingrad in the names of streets, squares, avenues, parks, metro stations and other topographic objects.


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