Defender of the Homeland Day is a special public holiday symbolizing nobility, courage, military valor and selfless service to the Motherland.

Laying flowers at the memorial sign in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, located in the park in front of the Medical and Pharmaceutical College, Rector of Kursk State Medical University Professor V.A.Lazarenko noted that on February 23 we remember the glorious victories of our state. “We express our gratitude to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War who bravely fought against the Nazis; we proudly remember the glorious sons of the Motherland who defended the country during wars and local conflicts, as well as military doctors who courageously performed their duty. The exploits of these people serve as an example of true patriotism, ”said Viktor Anatolyevich.