May Ninth is the Victory Day; though most of those who shed their blood for this day to come in 1945 have passed away, back then or later, its memory is ever more acute and meaningful – not just because 29,000,000 sons and daughters of our nation have been taken by that war, but because yet another one is raging here and now.
Merely a few decades ago the phrase Free World had a totally different meaning than today, and no one would question such a turnabout: “See, this is new? – it hath been already of old time, which was before us” (Eccl/1:10). The present war is often called The War for Independence; we fight and die to repel the globalist enslavement of the free nations, to let freedom exist in this world.
This has been a key point in the address of President Putin at the Victory Parade in the Red Square of Moscow on May 9:
“Yet again our homeland has become a target of aggression. And we have to fight against international terrorism, defend the population in the South and ensure our security”.
Russia has no hostile nations either in the West or in the East, said the President, but Western elites insist on their exclusive “right” for superiority, pitting nations against each other and provoking bloody conflicts. Their underlying goal is destroying mankind by canceling family and morality.
“All that is done to impose their will on the nations, enforce their control, which is in fact a system of plunder and enslavement”.
On the eve of the Victory Day Patriarch Kirill honored the remains of the Unknown Soldier interred at the Kremlin wall. Addressing the clergy and servicemen, the Patriarch referred to the same issue:
As a matter of fact, our independence is firmly based on the might of our Armed Forces. There aren’t many independent nations in the world; Russia is among them. And if we really want to be independent, if we want to be free, if we want a dignified life for our people, our Armed Forces must be invincible.
The Russian Orthodox Church has always been instrumental in sustaining the spiritual forces of our nation, upholding patriotism in both the Armed Forces and the entire population. – May God grant that the horrors of that war will never happen again… Therefore our prayer today is for our Fatherland, for our President, for the authorities, for the Armed Forces and for all the people, that the Lord will help us all to be of one mind, in order to defend our Fatherland.