The draft federal law provides for the establishment of the Day of Military Glory - December 11 - Victory Day of the Russian army in the fight against world terror in the Middle East (2017 year). Adoption of the bill is justified by the need to glorify the military prowess of the Russian army- reads the explanatory note to the document.
It is assumed that the establishment of the Victory Day of the Russian army in the fight against world terror in the Middle East will help strengthen the patriotic consciousness of Russian citizens.
Moreover, the establishment of the holiday will contribute to perpetuating the memory of the Russian soldiers and journalists who died in Syria, who, at the cost of their lives, fighting for peace and prosperity of present and future generations, were able to protect Russia and the whole world from terrible terror- noted in the message.
According to the authors of the initiative, “this is not just a victory over a small group of terrorists, it is a victory over world organized terror, which in the foreseeable future will no longer be.”
The military operations that were conducted in Syria by the Russian army led Russia to a triumphal return to the Middle East, a victory not only in the military, but also in the information, diplomatic and geopolitical mission- underlined in the explanatory note.
11 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at Khmeimim airbase, said that the Russian Armed Forces, together with the Syrian army, defeated a group of international terrorists in the UAR.