Victory Day (9 May)
|Official name||Russian: День Победы etc.|
|Observed by||Russia and some former states of Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact; Serbia, Israel|
|Related to||Victory in Europe Day|
Victory Day in Russia is the anniversary of their Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The Soviet government announced the victory early on 9 May after the signing ceremony in Berlin. Victory Day is one of the most significant holiday in Russia.
Victory Day Parades[change | change source]
In many countries of the former Soviet Union, large-scale mass events are planned. Victory Day parades are military parades that are held on 9 May. They are mostly celebrated in various post-soviet nations such as Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and until 2015, Ukraine. The first victory day parade was on Red Square. Red Army and a small detachment from the First Polish Army participated in the Parade on 24 June 1945.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Earl F. Ziemke, 1990, Washington DC, CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY, CHAPTER XV:The Victory Sealed Page 258 last 2 paragraphs
Other websites[change | change source]
- The importance of Victory Day
- Official website of the Organizing Committee for the preparation and holding of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory
- Official site of the Russian Ministry of Defense "Memory of the People"
- The official website of the Russian Ministry of Defense "People's feat"Archived 2012-07-25 at the Wayback Machine