RT Labs celebrates Victory Day

9 May

RT Labs staff took part in the events commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Victory Day

The events were attended by the staff from all branches, including Kazan, Yaroslavl, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Voronezh and Moscow.

Our colleagues and their families have visited war memorials to honour the memory of those who died in the Great Patriotic War. In Kazan, it was Victory Park; in Voronezh, Victory Square; in Samara, Glory Square; in Yaroslavl, the Eternal Flame monument. In Moscow and Yekaterinburg, Company staff joined the Immortal Regiment March. 

Vladimir Lavyrev, Director of the Regional Branch in Voronezh, says he celebrates 9 May every year. ‘This year I was joined by my office mates. This is very inspiring and it helps to build our team,’ Vladimir said.

‘This is indeed a day of joy with tears in your eyes – joy over a victory in the deadliest war in the history of mankind that involved over 80% of the world’s population. We have been and will always be grateful to those who stood for our Fatherland,’ said Olga Mahatkova, Head of the Samara Branch.

Stanislav Sirazhev, Director of the Yekaterinburg Branch of RT Labs, believes that collective memory is a moral debt one has to pay to oneself and to one’s descendants. ‘Those who forget lessons from history will have to learn them again and again. There are countries that illustrate this point very well,’ he added.

‘Many of our staff have a military background. That is why we feel very strongly about the Victory and the associated losses, said Alexei Fomenko, Director of the Competence Centre in Kazan.

‘We are united by not only our business targets or corporate values but also by a shared history, memory and pride for the older generations that had won the war,’ said Irina Mezneva, Director, RT Labs Yaroslavl Branch. 

‘The Great Victory Day has always been the most meaningful and special day for all citizens of Russia and other countries who honour the truth about the Great Patriotic War. In addition to 9 May, we at RT Labs pay our daily tribute to those who fought in the war, working for the benefit of the country and its citizens,’ added Mikhail Bondarenko, General Director, RT Labs.