China, Russia co-sponsor exhibition to mark Anti-Fascist victory

08:32, July 08, 2010      

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Nearly 300 photographs and paintings showcasing the history of the former Soviet Union's Great Patriotic War (1941-45) were exhibited in Beijing Wednesday to mark the 65th anniversary of the victory over Fascism.

The two-month exhibitions were co-sponsored by China's Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and Russia's Great Patriotic War Museum. It was held in the Chinese museum in Beijing.

Besides photographs, visitors can view historical documents and old newspaper reports about the Great Patriotic War and some old weapons used in the war.

"For many photos, it was their first trip to China. Some of them were from world-known press photographers and some were taken by soldiers with cameras captured from enemies. They were very precious," said Shen Qiang, director of the Chinese museum.

"Chinese people and Russian people made great contributions and sacrifices in the anti-Fascist war. We hope visitors would learn more about the Great Patriotic War and what the Russian people had done for the Chinese people during China's anti-Japanese aggression war," said Shen.

"Meanwhile, people should know the sufferings of people in the wartime and cherish what we have now," he said.

More than 3,000 people visited the museum on Wednesday, the 65th anniversary of the start of China's resistance war against Japanese aggression, which lasted for eight years.

The former Soviet Union's Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany and its European allies broke out on June 22, 1941. Soviet Union won the war on May 9, 1945.

The former Soviet Union sent troops to help China fight the Japanese invasion during the Second World War.

Chinese President Hu Jintao on May 9 attended the celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow.

During his trip in Moscow, Hu also met some Russian soldiers who helped China battle the Japanese aggressors.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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