Russian astronauts commended war veterans from ISS

Российские космонавты с борта МКС поблагодарили ветеранов войны

Russian astronauts Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner staying aboard the International Space Space thanked veterans and participants of the 1945 Red Square Parade for the victory in the Great Patriotic War. The video message has been posted at the Roskosmos website.

“Addressing the heroes of the war and participants of the 1945 Parade, we say: we remember of your deeds, we are proud of them, thank you for the Victory”, said Vagner in the video.

“This day exactly 75 years ago, June 24, victorious Soviet soldiers and their military vehicles crossed the main Russian square, marking the long-awaited end of the Great Patriotic War and the Victory of the Soviet people”, stated Ivanishin.

According to Vagner, the Victory Parade, which will take place Wednesday in Moscow, not only symbolizes the respect toward Russian military achievements and the past, but is also a proud show of glorious traditions and cutting-edge technologies of the Russian Army.

Astronauts also congratulated Russians with the anniversary of the 1945 Parade.

At the moment, the ISS crew, along with Ivanishin and Vagner, includes American astronauts Christopher Cassidy, Douglas Hurley, and Robert Behnken.