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Victory of Adwa Holds Special Place in History of Not Only Ethiopian State but Whole of Africa

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Yevgeny Terekhin Russia Ambassador to Ethiopia
” Victory of Adwa Holds Special Place in History of Not Only Ethiopian State but Whole of Africa: Russ” Yevgeny Terekhin Russia Ambassador to Ethiopia

Battle of Adwa entered the annals of Ethiopian history, marking the tremendous victory of the African people over the European army, Russia Ambassador to Ethiopia Evgeny Terekhin said.

In his congratulatory message to Ethiopians on the 127th Anniversary of Adwa Victory, Ambassador Evgeny Terekhin said evidently, the events of the 2nd of March, 1896, hold a special place in the history of not only the Ethiopian state but whole Africa.

According to the ambassador, the victory of the Ethiopian people at the Battle of Adwa is an event of utter importance in the memory of both Ethiopia and all of Africa.

This victory is more than a military triumph. It is a demonstration of the great strength of mind, national freedom loving character, will and what a people can achieve, standing united, he pointed out.

Evgeny further noted that the heroism and dedication of the Ethiopian people determined the outcome of the general battle.

“The Battle of Adwa is an outstanding example of the bravery, courage, strength, and unity of the Ethiopian people, which cast doubt on the invincibility of European armies and served as a source of encouragement and a lodestar for all African peoples in the struggle for their independence from the yoke of colonialism,” Ambassador Evgeny said.

He stressed that the victory was a launching pad and a springboard for the emergence of pan-Africanism, it also gave a powerful impetus to the strengthening of the Ethiopian statehood and the country’s independent domestic and foreign policy and fostered its positions on the international arena.According to the ambassador, the Battle of Adwa may justly be called one of the milestones in the history of Russian-Ethiopian relations.

He recalled that a Russian Red Cross mission also arrived in the country helping thousands of Ethiopian war heroes wounded in the battle. In 1898, two years later, diplomatic relations were established between Russia and Ethiopia.

The ambassador finally congratulates the Government and the brotherly people of Ethiopia on the 127th Anniversary of the Victory at Adwa.

Russia Ambassador to Ethiopia


  1. Excellent and timely speech by the over qualified President Sahle-Work bint Zewidie. This beyond-repair Afro-centric nigga here never stops being very proud of what his black ancestors achieved on that fateful day at Adwa and left behind an eternal inspiration for freedom loving/people throughout Africa and beyond. That bully Baratieri and that vicious pompous Dabormida never expected to get a lesson or two in warfare from those black folks. These two and their fellow commanders expected those ‘primitive’ creatures to keep coming at them in rows having their chests wide open for easy targets. But they were taught what it was like to be treated with single and double envelopments. After that it looked to the bullies that the earth and the skies were laminated and tight shut behind them, in front of them and all around them. When I heard what that Barentu warrior Mikaeel(Mohammed Ali) and Tekle of Gojjaam did to Dabormida I was puffing up with pride I almost blew up. What they did just put the final nail of the coffin with Dabormida inside. What those geniuses came up was just out of the textbook of modern warfare. Tekle’s men were sent into the Dobormida’s position as decoys leading the enemy in a well camouflaged cavalry trap of Mikaeel. By the time Dabormida realized the game it was too late and he found himself with my Barentu’s lance well anchored in his pompous chest. Then it suddenly turned into cutting and running like a rabbit for Baratieri. He did not even bother or wasn’t man enough to stay with his generals and soldiers. He just cut and ran like a rattled up gazelle. This makes you to say ‘should I laugh at this or what?’. When I read this story about this commander-in-chief I found it to be so embarrassing. Here we have a decorated military commander of a Roman Empire being chased by black folks! Not only a commander but a four star and decorated general!!!

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    Like KEJELA MERDASA and SHIMELIS ABDISSA you hate MENLIK that is why you avoid the name MENLIK in your comment.
    Why you did not condemn what ABIY did on ADWA victory day at MENELIK SQUARE on Addis ababa people.

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      shimelis king of Amhara hop you will not post it as you are dirty murderers here in zehabesha enemy of USA lover o USSR

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