THE DAY OF MEMORY CAN NOT BE SEPARATED FROM THE VICTORY DAY — MR. ZHYLKIN

Already for the third year at the state level in Ukraine the Memory and Reconciliation Day is celebrated on May 8th, and on May 9th Victory Day is traditionally celebrated. In fact, two-day celebration originated in 2014. In 2015, the President signed the decree about the official establishment of the Memory and Reconciliation Day to celebrate the victory over Nazi Germany, along with Europe and the world.For three years in Ukraine new symbol - a red poppy - has already "become common" to some extent. The Victory Day on May 9th stayed a red date in the calendars and an official public holiday.

On this matter on air of Golos Stolytsi radio station said his opinion Yaroslav Zhylkin, Chairman of the Board of Union People's Memory Ukrainian Public Organization. "In fact, the victory was, its merits one should not detract. If we had not liberated our land, in this case we, as people, probably, would not exist. In many countries it is common that young people should be brought up in accordance with two consepts - tragedy and triumph. Triumph without tragedy does not exist. So one day can not be separated from the other. In the Soviet time they made a big mistake — much has been said about the triumph, but little has been done to remember the sacrifices that have been offered up. A number of victims has not been said for a long time.'', said the expert. 

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