Russian war veterans recall Vietnam’s National Reunification Day

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(VOVWORLD) - Former Russian military experts congratulated Vietnam on its great victory for national reunification on April 30, 1975 and highlighted the role of President Ho Chi Minh in this prolonged struggle. 
Russian war veterans recall Vietnam’s National Reunification Day   - ảnh 1Tank 390 crashed through the gates of Independence Palace at noon on April 30, 1975 (Photo: Francoise Demulder/ VNA)  

In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Moscow on the occasion of the National Reunification Day, April 30, Nikolai Nikolaevicj Kolesnik, Chairman of the Association of Russian Veterans in Vietnam, said the April 30th triumph was a historic victory which reunified Vietnam. He expressed his pride that the Soviet Union made part of contribution to Vietnam's victory.

Lieutenant General Anatoly Pozdeev, Vice President of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association, said Vietnam’s great victory over the American imperialists and the establishment of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have great historical significance.

Colonel Alexey Skreblyukov, Chairman of the Russian War Veterans Association in Saint Petersburg said there are no words that can describe the great victory of Vietnam. He said many Russian war veterans expressed their wish to come back to Vietnam, which they consider their second Fatherland.