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Red Army veterans recall VE Day

Around 3,000 former Russian-speaking fighters who fought for the Red Army live in Israel today and soldiers  from the Israel Defense Forces and youth groups joined in recognition.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his office in Jerusalem, and then tours Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and lays a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his office in Jerusalem, and then tours Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and lays a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

Jewish veterans of the Red Army commemorated Victory in Europe (VE) Day across the world last week, just before fighting in
Gaza made headlines.

Around 3,000 former Russian-speaking fighters who fought for the Red Army live in Israel today and soldiers  from the Israel Defense Forces and youth groups joined in recognition.

Defence Minister Benny Gantz, Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata, and Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion all honoured the former fighters.

The US, Britain and Western allies declared Victory in Europe on 8 May 1945, but countries from the former Soviet Union mark the event
a day later because hostilities ceased at 11pm Central European Time.

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