On the occasion of the 77th anniversary of victory in the World War II, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Central square of Schwarzenbergplatz on May 9, 2022. Ambassadors and diplomats of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan accredited in Austria attended the ceremony. They honored the blessed memory of the dead and bowed their heads before the unfading glory of those who fought and did not return from the battlefields, Delovoy Kazakhstan reports.
The monument of Soviet soldiers, symbolizing the liberation from Nazism, was constructed in 1945.
The Kazakh nationals who fought within the ranks of the Soviet Army for the liberation of Europe and in the battles for Austria had also made priceless contributions to swaying the tide of victory in the Allies’ favor up until the triumphant end of the war. More than thousands of our compatriots died on Austrian territory.
About 1.5 million people left Kazakhstan for the front during the war, and almost half of them did not return home.
Kazakhstan will never forget the heroic and tragic events of those days. It is essential that Austria respects the memory of Soviet soldiers who, at the cost of their lives, brought peace and independence to the Austrian people, liberating Europe from the Nazi troops.