Olga Denisova. About 100 veterans of the great Patriotic war living in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, were awarded commemorative medals To the 70th anniversary of the Victory, awards present war presented the Consul General of Russia in new York Igor Golubovsky.
A ceremony in the capital of Massachusetts Boston was organized by the Russian Consulate General of the Association of veterans of the Second World war, immigrants from the USSR ". The assembled veterans, their children and relatives Igor Golubovsky paid homage to the upcoming holiday of may 9. Noting that " We will always remember the contribution to the defeat of the enemy ", he also assured the survivors of the war that Russia will fight to the distortion of history.
Just on the first day of the weekend-the staff of the foreign Ministry handed a hundred medals on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation, visited six social support centres throughout the state to give awards to those who could not attend in Boston." This is the biggest award ceremony in Massachusetts, " said Fins news senior Consul of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation Anatoly Kargapolov.
"certain veterans for the event, take time off from hospitals and doctors they were released. For those who couldn't come, medals were awarded to their children, " said he.
The award was presented to more veterans, but not all have time to get them, sorry chief said "the Massachusetts Association of veterans of the Second World war, immigrants from the USSR" Yakov Liner. The organization has been in existence for 35 years." When in 1998 I led the Association, there were over 700 people. Currently medals were awarded to 66 people. In January I applied (to receive medals - ed), and To date, four people died, " he told Ellner with the journalist of the Agency.
93-year-old Yakov Ellner, born and raised in Odessa, emphasizes that all veterans now living in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, have much in common." We remember that We are citizens of the Soviet Union, We were protecting This state, and We very much feel sick, because It is the state ceased to exist, " he said. To make any distinction between soldiers and veterans from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries of the former USSR, according to his statement, " all nonsense ". Members of the Massachusetts Association of veterans of the first were awarded commemorative medals To 45 years, 50-, 60 - and 65-th anniversary of Victory.