A get-together was held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 6 to mark the 66th anniversary of the victory over fascism (May 9).

The meeting reaffirmed the significance of the victory over facism won by the Soviet Union Red Army and people which, it said, has not only defended their national freedom and independence but also smashed the colonial system in the world, including Indochina and Vietnam.

President of the municipal chapter of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association Hoang Huu Nghia and Russian Consul General in the city Anatoli Vasilievich Borovik affirmed the May 9 great victory.

They emphasised the key task for the present generation to maintain peace and form a cooperative and friendly neighbouring environment among nations./.