O tradicional desfile na Praça Vermelha em comemoração ao aniversário da vitória soviética e aliada contra o nazi-fascismo teve este ano ingredientes especiais. Clique aqui para ver a reportagem da CNN sobre a parada de hoje em Moscou
(Russia rolls out tanks for Soviet-style parade). Retomaram-se (como se vê na foto, clique para ampliar) os símbolos do Exército Vermelho na Segunda Guerra Mundial. A Rússia volta a cultivar seus símbolos nacionais. Segue um link para análises da agência russa Novosti sobre o papel da União Soviética na Segunda Guerra Mundial:Great Patriotic War - the main front of World War II
Abaixo, do mesmo texto, as mensagens do então presidente dos Estados Unidos, Franklin Roosevelt, e do primeiro-ministro do Reino Unido, Winston Churchill, ao líder soviético, Josef Stalin, no início de 1945. Já no final do conflito, comemorava-se o aniversário do Exército Vermelho:Received on February 23, 1943
F. ROOSEVELT TO J.V. STALIN
On behalf of the people of the United States I want to express to the Red Army on its twenty fifth anniversary our profound admiration for its magnificent achievements unsurpassed in all history. For many months in spite of many tremendous losses in supplies, transportation and territory, the Red Army denied victory to a most powerful enemy. It checked him at Stalingrad, at Moscow, at Voronezh, in the Caucasus, and finally at the immortal battle of Stalingrad the Red Army not only defeated the enemy but launched the great offensive, which is still moving forward along the whole front from the Baltic to the Black Sea... Such achievements can only be accomplished by an army that has skilful leadership, sound organization, adequate training and above all determination to defeat the enemy no matter what the cost in self-sacrifice. At the same time I also wish to pay tribute to the Russian people from whom the Red Army springs and upon whom it is dependent for its men, women and supplies. They, too, are giving their full efforts to the war and are making the supreme sacrifice. The Red Army and the Russian people have surely started the Hitler forces on the road to ultimate defeat and have earned the lasting admiration of the people of the United States.Received on February 23, 1945
PERSONAL MESSAGE FOR MARSHAL STALIN FROM MR. CHURCHILL
The Red Army celebrates its twenty-seventh anniversary amid triumphs which have won the unstinted applause of their allies and have sealed the doom of German militarism. Future generations will acknowledge their debt to the Red Army as unreservedly as do we who have lived to witness these proud achievements. I ask you, the great leader of a great army, to salute them from me today, on the threshold of the final victory.
Os textos foram extraídos da correspondência trocada entre Roosevelt, Churchill e Stalin e publicada em 1957 em Moscou.Clique aqui para assinar gratuitamente este blog (Blog do Alon)
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