On May 9 Georgians mark the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War (WWII).
After Germany’s declaration of capitulation on May 8, 1945, World War II ended and May 9 was declared the Day of Victory over Fascism.
The Second World War claimed the lives of 300,000 Georgians.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili, together with members of the Cabinet of Ministers, paid tribute to the memory of the victims of the Second World War ll in the Veterans Park in Tbilisi.
“Today is the 76th anniversary of the victory over fascism. First of all, I would like to congratulate our heroic veterans on this glorious day, this is the day of the greatest victory in which our heroic Georgians, veterans, took part. The Georgians made a great contribution to this great victory over fascism,” Garibashvili said.
Based on the decree of the Government of Georgia, on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the victory over fascism, the participants of the Second World War will receive one-time social assistance worth 1000 GEL, and the members of the families of the victims of the War will receive 500 GEL.
By Ana Dumbadze