Putin to Attend Unveiling of Red Army Monument in Israel

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to attend the unveiling of a Red Army World War II Victory Monument in Netanya Monday.

The ‘Victory Monument’, an unprecedented joint-state venture between Israel and Russia, also honors the more than half a million Jews who fought with the Red Army during WWII.

The design of the monument was the first-ever joint initiative between Israel and Russia to commemorate the Red Army.  Keren HaYesod – UIA and the World Forum of Russian Jewry led efforts to raise funds for the project.

A world-class design commemorating the Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany in WWII, the monument honors millions of Red Army soldiers who perished in the war, among them 120,000 Jews.  More than half a million Jewish soldiers fought with the Red Army in WWII against the Nazis.

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