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Czech president to attend VE-Day reception at Russian embassy on May 9

May 05, 1:39 UTC+3 PRAGUE

Zeman’s predecessor, Vaclav Klaus, also attended VE-Day receptions at the Russian embassy when he was Czech president

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PRAGUE, May 4. /TASS/. Czech President Milos Zeman will attend a VE-Day reception at the Russian embassy in Prague on May 9, Zeman’s press secretary Jiri Ovcacek said on Friday.

"The president will visit the Russian embassy on May 9 to remember soldiers who liberated our country," he said. "On May 8, when the Czech Republic celebrates the national holiday, Mr. President will take part in a ceremony in Prague to pay tribute to the memory of Czechoslovakian soldiers who fought against the Nazi."

Zeman took part in a number of VE-Day receptions at the Russian embassy. Zeman’s predecessor, Vaclav Klaus, also attended VE-Day receptions at the Russian embassy when he was Czech president.

Almost 140,000 Red Army soldiers were killed and more than 400,000 were wounded liberating the Czech Republic and Slovakia during World War II.

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