More than 500 World War II veterans of the Russian army and their families marked the 69th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe in the chamber of the Jerusalem city council, Thursday. Chairman Avraham Gruenseid of the veterans' organization told Arutz Sheva, "We are celebrating Victory in Europe not only for us but for our children and grandchildren who knew about our victory, which paved the way for the establishment of the State of Israel."
Gruenseid added, "Although there is also anti-Semitism today, you must remember that we have a strong state, a state for the Jewish people what we did not have in the 30s. There is anti-Semitism today and the world is silent and that is not acceptable to us. We remember what happened in the 30s when the world was silent and know what can happen. We know the price of anti-Semitism."