Chinese president attends Russian Victory Day celebrations

13:57, May 09, 2010      

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Chinese President Hu Jintao joined other state leaders in Moscow on Sunday in celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War over Nazi Germany.

According to the program, Hu and other leaders were to take part in a series of celebratory activities, including a military parade on the Red Square, a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, and a banquet hosted by President Dmitry Medvedev.

Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said earlier that more than 10,000 personnel, 159 military armaments, 127 aircraft and helicopters would participate in the Red Square parade.

In the World Anti-Fascist War, the Soviet Union fought 80 percent of the German fascist forces in the European theater, which cost the Soviets 27 million lives and immeasurable national wealth.

The Soviet army and people defended the sovereignty and dignity of their motherland with their blood and lives, and made great contributions to the world's victory over fascism.

The Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression was an important part of the World Anti-Fascist War, and China was its main battleground in the East.

The Chinese people and army contained and annihilated much of Japanese invaders' military strength and crushed the Japanese militarists' attempt to become hegemony in Asia. The Chinese army and people made great contributions to the world's victory over fascism.

This was the second time for Hu to take part in Russia's Victory Day celebrations. In May 2005, the president attended ceremonies in Moscow marking the 60th anniversary of victory of the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:祁澍文)

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