MOSCOW – The 2019 Victory Day speech by President Vladimir Putin was as important as ever as it sent a message to the present-day states that consciously distort the events of the past. Putin reminded of the graffiti of the Brest Fortress defenders which still makes us gasp for air in its incredible oath and testament to us. As those soldiers fought until the very end, this oath was one of hope and defiance:
”I am dying but I do not surrender”
– a phrase that will now act as the title of yet another incredible, sensitive speech by Putin.