8 May 2018 scientists of the Academy of Sciences, members of the Council of Veterans of the Russian Academy of Sciences, heads of the Russian Academy of Sciences and employees of the staff met the Victory Day near the memorial near the main building of the Academy.
Speeches were delivered by:
- E.P. Chelyshev, Chairman of the Council of Veterans of the Russian Academy of Sciences: “Today we are once again in a sacred place in the Russian Academy of Sciences, from where our comrades left in the autumn of 1941 and left only the memory of ourselves. Then the Academy was the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. These people were driven, above all, by love for the Motherland, to their parents, to their ancestors who gave their lives, defending the country. “;
- A.M. Sergeev, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences: “Dear colleagues and comrades, the first time I participate in this moving event. The war ended 73 years ago, very few veterans of war remain and in general eyewitnesses of those events. But it is very good that we have them. Thank you very much for your health! “;
- V.A. Zolotarev, President of the Association of Historians of the Second World War: “Allow me to sincerely congratulate on behalf of our collective, who created the fundamental history of the First World War and especially the 12th volume of the Great Patriotic War, on the bright great upcoming holiday – Victory Day! And to bow to our memorial – people, scientists, who with weapons in their hands defended our great Motherland! »;
- A.A. Sarkisov, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, vice-admiral: “Victory Day is indeed the most important holiday that consolidates our society, which everyone sees as the main and solemn day of the year. It’s very pleasant, the Victory Day has now found its continuation in such a remarkable movement as the Immortal Regiment – this movement is particularly vivid in characterizing the attitude of our people towards this Great Victory. I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Academy of Sciences has always played a decisive role in developing the defense capacity of our country. “