February 28th, 1943 marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the decree by the Council of People's Commissars to establish the Red Army. On February 21st a large tribute to the Red Army was held at London's Royal Albert Hall, which, ironically enough, was named by the widow Queen Victoria after her late German husband Prince Albert. Victoria and Albert were the grandparents of Czaress Alexandra who—also 25 years prior—had been murdered by the same bunch of miscreants who established the Red Army.
Long live the party of the Bolsheviks, the inspirer and organiser of the Red Army's victories!
Death to the German invaders.
J. V. Stalin,Supreme Commander-in-ChiefFebruary 23, 1943
("Stalin's Order of the Day," Soviet War News Weekly, February 25, 1943, p.2)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden spoke at the event, declaring:"Russia and Britain have agreed to work together for the utter destruction of the Axis in the war, and also for the broad principles underlying our collaboration in peace-time. We have agreed to build up a post-war system which is the negation of all that Hitler's new order stands for."