ISS: Russian cosmonauts send message of peace for V-Day

Anton Shkaplerov, commander of the International Space Station (Russian): «Friends, let’s once again recall how it was and think about the future, about a beautiful future without war, pain, humiliation and fear. Right here on the International Space Station we understand it particularly well — this is possible because peace on Earth is an assistance and cooperation, new horizons for developments... Еще, joy, love and friendship. We all are people, representatives of humankind, united by Earth’s civilization and, relying on our experiences, understanding the horrors which were seen by our parents, every single one of us is obliged to do everything we can so that our children will not know that word, that one word — war. Congratulations on Victory Day!» Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Anton Shkaplerov congratulated fellow Russians for the 73rd anniversary of Victory Day with a message filmed on the International Space Station (ISS), Tuesday. “On the 9th May 1945, our country defeated fascism. Since then, on this great day, we have been rejoicing and mourning,» said cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev in reference to the many who died in the war. Commander Shkaplerov stressed the importance of remembering the past so that history does not repeat itself. «We all are people, representatives of humankind, united by Earth’s civilization and, relying on our experiences, understanding the horrors which were seen by our parents, every single one of us is obliged to do everything we can so that our children will not know that word, that one word — war», he said.

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