The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) releases a statement in the occasion of May 9th, the anniversary of the Great Peoples Victory against the fascist threat.
“The 9th of May will always be the day that the peoples all around the world will remember it as the day of the Great Peoples Victory against the fascist threat. It was the day that in 1945 the Soviet Flag was raised in Reichstag symbolically marking the end of the Second World War and the Antifascist Victory of the Peoples. Nazism and fascism were not created by chance or by some madmen. It was the result of the imperialist contradictions, the monopolies antagonism for the share of the markets and the exploitative nature of imperialism and capitalism. Against them they found the peoples resistance, the antifascist, anti – imperialist and liberation fronts which were built with struggles and sacrifices of the vanguard of the people’s movement in each country. The fascist were unable to break the wall of the peoples will, solidarity, internationalism. They could not bend the peoples will for freedom, democracy and social progress.
Despite the efforts of the monopolies today to rewrite history they cannot erase the contribution of the Soviet Union and the resistance movements in each country: Their contribution to this struggle is written in history with the blood of millions of people.
During the Antifascist struggle the predecessor of WFDY the World Youth Council played an important role organizing the Youth in this great struggle of the peoples. The World Federation of Democratic Youth, founded in November of 1945 with the aim to fight against wars and imperialism, continues the historic struggle against fascism and the system that reproduces it.
For the World Federation of Democratic Youth the commemoration of the 9th of May can only be seen as the promise to continue the struggle against imperialism whether it wears the mask of fascism or it uses other means and pretexts to attack the peoples. The enemy remains the same and we are sure for our victory. The 9th of May will always remind us that the peoples and the youths struggle can be victorious despite how strong our enemy is presented to be.”