Swapo receives historical documents from Russian Federation

25 Jun 2016 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 25 JUN (NAMPA) – The Swapo party on Wednesday received documents containing photographs of Namibians taken in Russia during the liberation struggle from the Russian Federation.
Handing over the documents, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Namibia, Alexander Khudin said the documents were obtained from the Russian archives at the request of the Swapo party.
He said the two dozen documents with photographs highlight activities that preceded the victory of the Namibian people in their relentless struggle for independence.
“In their noble quest for independence, the Namibians led by Swapo with Sam Nujoma at its head enjoyed the support of many countries,” he said.
Khudin noted that the former Soviet Union was one of the countries that supported Namibia.
He said the ties and brotherly links Namibian and Soviet people formed at the time now serve as a solid foundation for friendly relations between the two countries.
Swapo-Party Secretary-General Nangolo Mbumba received the documents on behalf of the party in the presence of amongst others Swapo Party Secretary for Information and Mobilisation, Helmut Angula.
Angula thanked the Russian Federation for responding on the request to provide them with materials that relevant to the liberation struggle of Namibia for the future generation to read the history of Swapo party, Namibia and its people.
“We are thankful to your government for providing these materials which form part of Namibian history. We are looking forward to receiving more documents from your country and other countries that formed part of the liberation struggle of Namibia,” he said.
The Soviet Union supported Swapo’s military wing, the People's Liberation Army of Namibia, during the struggle for independence.