The Caracas authorities inaugurated this Tuesday a mural to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad.
The activity was attended by the Head of Government, Nahúm Fernández, the Mayor of Caracas, Carmen Meléndez and the Russian Ambassador to Venezuela, Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov.
Through his account on the social network Twitter, Fernández explained that this mural serves as a “symbol of victory in the fight against fascism.
“In the framework of the 80th anniversary of the heroic battle of Stalingrad, we accompanied the Russian Ambassador to Venezuela, Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov, at the inauguration of a mural, as a symbol of glorious victory in the fight against fascism,” he wrote online. social.
In this sense, he pointed out that this mural seeks to honor those who left their lives in this historic feat.
«As sister nations we continue to fight for the transformation of a better world based on cooperation and respect. Today we not only honor, but we applaud the deeds of the Soviet people, an example of massive heroism and love for the Fatherland,” he stressed.
For his part, the Russian ambassador Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov thanked the support provided by Venezuela to maintain the historical memory of Russia.
“To all the Venezuelan authorities who support us, not only in this activity, but in this fight for historical memory, for not allowing the forces of evil to misrepresent our history. It is the first mural here in Caracas dedicated to this date », he expressed during the act.
The Battle of Stalingrad took place between July 1942 and February 1943 and is considered one of the most important events of World War II and is considered a milestone, since it was the Soviet victory in the confrontation that put the Army of Germany Nazi, for the first time, in defensive position in the war.