Several Norwegian regional politicians, among them the heads of provinces and provinces, will arrive by tradition in the Murmansk region for the Celebrations in honor of Victory Day celebrations, as they believe necessary to honor those who died, reports Norwegian broadcasting Corporation.
The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna, Solberg have said before about the fact that he would Not go to the capital of Russia at the Celebration in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory. The office of the head of the state explained this position by disagreements between Russia and Norway in the situation in Crimea and the South-East of Ukraine. Most public figures, reporters, ordinary Norwegians disagreed with the position, Solberg and agitate it to change a decision that could testify respect for the memory of the fallen.
Norwegian politicians, public figures and ordinary residents of the province of Finnmark, which borders with the Murmansk region, every year on 9 may come to the Russian neighbors to the celebration of Victory Day. Exactly the same together with the Norwegians important date - the liberation of Finnmark Soviet forces - stress and citizens of Russia in Kirkenes each fall. The Norwegians always pay attention to: whatever the relationship of the couple of countries on the international arena, ordinary people always remember and honor the feat of Soviet soldiers during the war.
The head of the municipality of S?r-Varanger Cecilia Hansen said about what he thinks is necessary to celebrate the holiday together with their Russian neighbors and come to the Celebration in Pechenga territory of the Murmansk region, which borders with the municipality." Don't need to be a Communist or a fan of Putin to celebrate the release and to honor those who gave their lives in the battle for Norway received freedom, " Hansen wrote on his page on Twitter. In her vision, it is wrong to mix the current foreign policy situation and historical memory.
the Russian Federation will go and a large delegation of the province of Finnmark chaired by the Governor Runar Sostaga - he accepted the invitation of the head of the Murmansk Marina Kovtun." When we accepted the invitation, we thought it would be right to go, " explained Rostad, noting that the plans he agreed with Norwegian Foreign Ministry, given the current foreign policy situation.
Celebrations in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory will be held in all districts of the Murmansk region, as well as among them the border with Norway - Pechenga. Authorized local authorities, veterans, locals will lay wreaths at the monuments to commemorate the fallen at rallies and marches.
The Northern territory of the Russian Federation and Norway have a shared military history. In October 1944 the troops of the Karelian front, with the assistance of the Northern fleet has carried out offensive Petsamo-Kirkenes operation, Not only ended in the expulsion of the Germans from the Kola land, but also the liberation of Northern Norway.