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Forum highlights Soviet war sacrifices

Members of Union’s Russian and East European Culture Club, along with Europa House, marked Victory Day Monday, May 9, by honoring local Russian veterans who served during World War II.

Two dozen veterans of the Red Army, along with members from the local Russian community area affected by the war, attended a dinner in their honor in Hale House.

Victory Day in Russia commemorates the final surrender by Nazi Germany to the U.S.S.R. in World War II, often referred to as the Great Patriotic War in Russia and other states in the former Soviet Union.

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