February 2 marks the 80th anniversary of the Red Army’s victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. The day before, flowers were laid at the Eternal Flame in the Alley of Heroes in Volgograd. The memory of the fallen was honored with a minute of silence. February 1 and 2 were declared non-working days in the Volgograd region.
“The spirit of Stalingrad is with us today. If the West was counting on the conflict of generations, on the struggle of the peoples of our multinational country, then it miscalculated. There are no signs or trends of slackening in the country. This is our great advantage , a key factor in the power of Russia. And therefore we must continue to do everything possible to consolidate our society, strengthen the unity of the Russian people,” Matviyenko wrote in his blog on the website of the Federation Council.
According to her, “there are no signs, loosening trends” in the country. “This is our great advantage, a key factor in the power of Russia. And therefore we must continue to do everything possible to consolidate our partnership, strengthen the unity of the Russian people,” said the head of the upper house of parliament.
He noted that not only the Wehrmacht, but also the divisions of many other countries “fell on Stalingrad with all their might.” “They were all defeated. The total losses of the German army, the allies of the Third Reich in the Battle of Stalingrad amounted to 1.5 million people,” he recalled.
The speaker stressed that this is the most crushing military defeat in the entire history of Germany.
“We came to Germany, to other states of Europe as liberators, not as conquerors. And today, the grandchildren, great-grandchildren of the heroes of Stalingrad, during a special military operation, show the same features. We are fighting not with the Ukrainians.” people, but with the Kyiv regime, which turned the territory of its country into a NATO military foothold, inciting Russophobia, betting on neo-Nazis. All of them are motivated by hatred of Russia,” Valentina Matvienko believes.