Moscow, June 25, Interfax - President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia Alexander Boroda speaks about the importance of cherishing in children the feeling of awe and respect to soldiers of the Red Army that won a victory over fascism.
"The Victory Day is a special holiday for people in the post-Soviet territory: our countries paid the highest price for this Victory. It is the day of salvation for Jewish people, the terrific process of full elimination of Jews was stopped thanks to heroism of the soldier-liberator of the Red Army. And we will always remember who exactly this hero was," Boroda stressed speaking to journalists after the parade on Moscow's Red Square which he traditionally attended.
The rabbi noted that Jews - citizens of the Soviet Union as well as other peoples joined the Red Army and fought in partisan detachments. "For them, our grandmothers and grandfathers, everything connected with the Victory Day caused special awe, tears of joy and tears of loss. This is the feast of colossal importance for every of us," the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities said.
According to him, "we should cultivate the same feeling of awe and respect to our history in our children, explain them from the very early childhood that the war generation paid the highest price for freedom, for victory of the good and justice and how important mutual respect and love to each other are for preserving peace in society".