Syria commemorates Russian victory in World War II, warns of contemporary parallels

Anti-bellum

Syria commemorates Russian victory in World War II, warns of contemporary parallels
Rick Rozoff

The Syrian government news agency reports today on an event at the nation’s Damascus Opera House (Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts) in which Syrian cultural figures and government officials commemorated Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Russian citizens residing in the nation were also in attendance.

The ceremony was sponsored by the Syrian Culture Ministry, the Russian Embassy and the Russian Cultural Center in Damascus. A speech was delivered by Assistant Foreign and Expatriates Minister Ayman Sosan, whose comments the Syrian Arab News Agency summarized as noting Syrians’ gratification at sharing with Russia its marking its historic victory of 76 years ago; applauding Russia having played the decisive role in defeating Nazism and fascism, ideologies “based on the colonial dominance and expansion”; and drawing a contemporary parallel by denouncing what has happened…

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