The Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Nikolaevich Falkov congratulated veterans and home front workers on the Victory Day

Dear veterans, dear compatriots!
I congratulate you on Victory Day!
This is a significant and exciting day for every citizen of our country. It was, is and will be the highest example of patriotism and loyalty to duty.
Victory was forged by the entire Soviet people. Since the first days of the Great Patriotic War, hundreds of outstanding scientists have gone to the front. Among them are philosopher Anatoly Butenko, historian Vyacheslav Dashichev, economist Evgeny Kapustin, archaeologist Pavel Shultz and many, many others.
In the active army and in the people’s militia, teachers and students of Soviet universities fought with the enemy. Many of them remained forever on the fields of the Great Patriotic War.
Scientists from all over our country worked in the rear. Among them are microbiologist Zinaida Ermolyeva, chemist and metallologist Andrey Bochvar, physicists Igor Kurchatov and Anatoly Alexandrov, mathematician Mstislav Keldysh.
The Soviet atomic project was implemented in the most difficult conditions. The selfless work of scientists made it possible to achieve nuclear parity almost immediately after the end of the war, to ensure state sovereignty.
The current generation of scientists faces a similar task – to ensure the technological independence of Russia.
To this end, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education is taking measures to accelerate the training of engineering and technical personnel, attract young scientists to research and development, and improve the national system of higher education.
Dear friends! The events taking place demonstrate with the utmost clarity how important it is to know the history of your country.
Modern warfare is fought not only on the battlefield, but also in the minds of people. They seek to deprive us of historical memory, to leave us without roots, to destroy the foundation of the nation. And therefore, it is more important than ever to continue scientific historical research, to popularize high-quality historical knowledge.
It is necessary for each of us to remember how hard the Victory was given, to honor the great feats of our multinational people.
Our duty to the memory of the heroes is to live and work for the benefit of our great Motherland, which they have preserved for us.
Low bow and heartfelt gratitude to our veterans and home front workers.
With the Victory Day!