Victory Day (9 May)

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Victory Day
Victory Day
Victory Day celebrations in Moscow, 9 May 2005
Official nameRussian: День Победы etc.
Observed byRussia and some former states of Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact; Serbia, Israel
Date9 May
Related toVictory 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.[1] 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]

  1. Earl F. Ziemke, 1990, Washington DC, CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY, CHAPTER XV:The Victory Sealed Page 258 last 2 paragraphs

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