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DECISION OF COUNCIL OF HEADS OF STATES OF COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES

of November 28, 2006

About perpetuating of celebration of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945

Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States,

considering that the people of our states made decisive contribution to achievement of the Victory and rescuing of the people not only Europe, but also the whole world from fascist enslavement,

noting that all of us in irredeemable to debt to generations of winners whose victims and feat gave to mankind the future,

being guided by the aspiration of the people of the State Parties of the CIS to note adequately on May 9 - the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945 - as sacred national holiday in the State Parties of the CIS, solved:

1. Recommend to the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States the Victory Day to note (on May 9) as public holiday.

2. Support the proposal of veterans of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States on consideration and acceptance in parliaments of the states of the Commonwealth of the law "About Perpetuating of Celebration of the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945".

At the same time:

continue work on social improvement of veterans of the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945 and home front workers of military years and creation of worthy living conditions by it according to the agreements accepted by the supreme bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States;

continue work among the population on preserving and perpetuating of memory of courage and heroism of the people of the State Parties of the Commonwealth in days of the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945, to cultivate at the younger generation pride for great feat of the senior generation in defeat of fascism and release of the people of Europe from enslavement;

organize lighting in mass media of actions for the celebration of memorable events of the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945 and the historical truth about immortal feat of the people of different nationalities of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States;

perform measures to perpetuating of memory of defenders of the Fatherland, preserving and improvement of military burials, memorial complexes, monuments and obelisks, mass graves, separate burials of soldiers, guerrillas and underground workers;

continue searches on places of fights of remains of the Soviet soldiers and their burial with military honors.

It is made in the city of Minsk on November 28, 2006 in one authentic copy in Russian. The authentic copy is stored in Executive committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States which will send to each state which signed this Decision, its verified copy.

 

For the Republic of Moldova 

For the Republic of Tajikistan

For the Azerbaijan Republic 

For Turkmenistan

For the Republic of Belarus 

For the Republic of Kazakhstan

For the Republic of Armenia 

For the Kyrgyz Republic

For Georgia 

For the Republic of Uzbekistan

For the Russian Federation 

For Ukraine

Clause of the Republic of Moldova to the Decision of Council of Heads of states of the CIS on perpetuating of celebration of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 of November 28, 2006

"The Republic of Moldova will apply provisions of the Decision on perpetuating of celebration of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 19411945 years according to the national legal system".

 

President

Republic of Moldova Vladimir VORONIN

The statement of Ukraine book of the 12th agenda of meeting of Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States "About perpetuating of celebration of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945" of November 28, 2006

Recognizing world-wide and historical value of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 which exerted decisive impact on all course of World War II, proceeding from historical traditions of the Ukrainian people to hold in remembrance defenders of the Fatherland, and also need of permanent care of veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the victims of Nazism, Ukraine in 2000 adopted the Law of Ukraine "About perpetuating of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945".

By article 1 of the specified Law it is determined that the Victory Day (on May 9) public holiday.

Respect for memory of the Victory and veterans of the Great Patriotic War - holy duty of the state and citizens of Ukraine.

Article 2 of the Law determines the main forms of perpetuating of the Victory, in particular the celebration of the Victory Day and days of liberation of Ukraine, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, areas, cities and other settlements from fascist aggressors.

According to article 8 of the Law, Ukraine provides accomplishment of international treaties concerning mitigation of consequences of World War II and concludes new the contract and agreement on compensation of damage to the victims of Nazism. On the basis of international treaties Ukraine: provides construction and preserving monuments in places of burial of the soldiers who died in the years of World War II which are out of its territory;

performs the relevant activities for detection of burials of times of World War II located in its territory, to construction and preserving monuments in places of burials, to revival of the humanistic attitude towards them;

strictly observes the undertaken international obligations about non-admission of manifestations of fascism in any form in the territory.

Are ratified by Ukraine:

The agreement on mutual recognition of privileges and guarantees for participants and disabled people of the Great Patriotic War, combatants in the territory of other states, families of the died military personnel;

The agreement on establishment for participants of the Great Patriotic War, home front workers of military years and widows of the died soldiers of additional benefits and financial support in connection with the 50 anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945;

The decision on mutual recognition of the rights to preferential journey for disabled veterans, participants of the Great Patriotic War and persons equated to them.

By Ukraine the Agreement on visit of military burials and military monuments by veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the citizens equated to them is signed.

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