Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Artemyev on Tuesday unfolded a red victory banner on the International Space Station and congratulated Russians with the upcoming Victory Day.
“The war has crossed the life of every family, and we remember all those who sacrificed their lives for us and for our freedom.
“Seventy three years passed, but new feats of our fellow countrymen are still being discovered.
“And each of us has his own hero in that war – a person whom we remember most vividly and whom we look up to,’’ Artemyev said in the address.
According to Shkaplerov, all people in the world are one human civilisation, and it should remember the horrors of the past and does everything to let its children never know what war really is.
The cosmonauts were wearing a new uniform designed, especially for the occasion in the colours of the Russian tricolor with St. George ribbons.
Shkaplerov, who was born in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, had a patch of the city’s emblem on his suit.
Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union will celebrate Victory Day on May 9, commemorating the country defeating Nazi Germany in World War II.