- CNTV English - CCTV News

Europe marks 65 years since end of World War II

05-09-2010 09:37 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

Russia has launched a series of commemorations to mark the 65th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany during World War II.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev attended the unveiling of a new war memorial, the Monument to Hero Cities, in Alexander Garden near the Kremlin.

Also attending were visiting leaders from former Soviet republics, along with World War II veterans from Russia and other member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Dmitry Medvedev said, "It was the hardest, the bloodiest and the most difficult war, in which our nations were brought to the very brink of survival. And it is only due to your efforts, due to those people who laid down their lives at the battle fronts of the Great Patriotic War, that we all have a future, the possibility to enjoy this spring, to watch how our countries develop, to be friends, to have families and to think about the future. A huge thank you for everything you have done."

The leaders and veterans laid flowers at the memorial, which honors 13 cities in the former Soviet Union for their heroism and sacrifice while fighting the Nazis during World War II.

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program