November 22 in 2004, the General Assembly proclaimed the 8 and May 9 days of remembrance and reconciliation, recognizing that Member States may have their days of victory, liberation and celebration, invited all Member States , organizations of the United Nations, non-governmental organizations and individuals annually appropriately celebrate one of these days, or both, of the day as a tribute to all the victims of World War II.
American poster from World voynyOtryvok performances Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, AI Denisov:
«We are proud that our peoples have made a decisive contribution to the victory and salvation of humanity from Nazi enslavement. Pay tribute to the enormous role played by the defeat of fascism in all of the state anti-Hitler coalition. Many tens of millions of people have lost their lives in pursuit of victory.
Today we bow our heads in memory of those who died on the battlefields and in the death camps, in cities and villages. We are all indebted to those who died in the just struggle for freedom and human dignity. We pay tribute to the veterans of the Second World War. "