The Soviet Union's victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War, the 72nd anniversary of which we will celebrate this year, has aroused the admiration of all progressive mankind. Through its heroic and self-sacrilegious struggle, the Red Army has presented itself to the world as the liberating army and the Soviet Union as savior of civilization and progress against fascist barbarism.
What was the source of this great victory of the Soviet Army?
The Soviet Army has been able to fulfill its duty to the homeland and its liberating mission towards the peoples of Europe, thanks to the unreserved devotion of the people of the Soviet Union and because the victory was assured by the whole political and social system of the country.
The socialist system, engendered by the October Revolution, gave to the Soviet people and the Red Army an unstoppable force. Following the victory of socialism in the USSR and the successful implementation of the five-year plans for the development of the national economy, the country's preparation for active defense became possible. The victory of the policy of industrialization of the country and the collectivization of agriculture have created the material conditions for organizing the defense.
The Soviet multinational State was invincible in the situation of the unprecedented challenges of the Patriotic War. Being an example of a multinational State, created on the basis of socialism, the Soviet Union had as its source of strength the unalterable friendship between the peoples of the country. On the fronts of the Patriotic War, all the peoples of the Soviet country fought heroically: Russians, Ukrainians, Georgians, Armenians, Uzbeks, Turkmens and many others.
One of the most important sources of the strength of the Soviet Union was the leading role of the Communist Party in the masses. During the Patriotic War, the Communist Party inspired and organized the national struggle against the fascist invaders.
All the efforts of the Soviet people were brought together and directed towards the common goal as result of the Party's organizational work.
The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet people, which ended with the defeat of fascist Germany and militarist Japan, was a turning point in the history of mankind. There wasn’t any capitalist country or any other army to resist such to the fascist hordes. The Soviet Union and her heroic Army not only resisted, but overcame the fascists.
The victory of the Soviet people over the powerful imperialist predator has clearly shown to the whole world the considerable advantages of the socialist system over the capitalist system and was one of the most important results of the struggle between the two systems which divided the world following the first victorious Proletarian Revolution.
The great victory of the Soviet Army not only helped the peoples of several countries in Europe and Asia to get rid of the yoke of oppressors, but also inspired them to continue their struggle for a new system, a just system, without the capitalists or the landowners. This is the world's greatest reach of the historic victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War.
The Soviet soldier has saved the world from ruin and destruction with his blood, courage and military talent. His memory will remain forever.