Photo shows Soviet Union's victory over fascism (Source: Sputnik)
HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association (VRFA) of Ho Chi Minh City on May 6 jointly held a ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of victory over fascism (May 9).

Addressing the event, President of the HCM City VRFA Nguyen Huu Thanh said although World War II was over, its valuable lessons remain relevant in the modern world.

During the struggle, the Soviet Union suffered from the most losses and was the main contributor to the victory 71 years ago, he said, adding that the people of the Soviet Union not only maintained their homeland’s independence but also stopped fascism from dominating the world.

Thanh noted his belief that the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia will thrive in the time ahead.

Along with the entirety of Vietnam, HCM City will join hands with Russia to tighten and develop the relationship between the two peoples further, the official said.

Recalling the fight against fascism, Russian Consul General in HCM City Alexey Vladimirovich Popov stated that Russian people always bear in mind the support of allied countries, including Vietnam.

He also called for more efforts to help the two countries’ younger generations understand and remember the glorious chapters in national history.-VNA