Victory Day: In memory of the victims of the Second World War

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In a few days, all the nations that played a role in the Second World War will celebrate a special event: the victory over the German Reich in 1945. Depending on the country, the date varies between 8 and 9 May, when the Commander-in-Chief of the German Wehrmacht signed the document of unconditional surrender at… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary of Victory Day

Perhaps the most famous Russian holiday, Victory Day or 9 May celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War (or “Great Patriotic War”, as Russians call it). On this day celebrations and commemorative events are held all over Russia, among which the huge parade on Red Square in Moscow is… Continue reading

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Celebrating Victory Day Through Russian Culture

Victory Day is one of Russia’s biggest national holidays, so it’s no wonder that so many films, songs, poems and books have drawn inspiration from it. Take a look below to see how Russian popular culture celebrates this most special of remembrance days. Films The Cranes are Flying (Летят журавли) Released in 1957, the iconic ‘The… Continue reading

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2016 Victory Day in St. Petersburg – Interns and the City

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2016 Victory Day in St. Petersburg – Interns and the City Victory Day, in Russian День Победы, is celebrated on May 9th. It celebrates the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union during the Second World War. Victory day is a national holiday, and celebrated across Russia. In this video you can see: the ‘Immortal Regiment’,… Continue reading

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May 9, Victory Day in Russia!

On May 9 Russia celebrates День Победы (Victory Day) and the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany during World War II in 1945. Great celebrations are taking place in all Russian cities, and Moscow and Saint Petersburg organize huge programs full of events during the whole weekend! On the Victory Day Russians remember… Continue reading

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Victory Day in St Petersburg – Review

День Победы or Victory Day is a big holiday in Russia, to celebrate the end of WWII – Russia received news of the surrender from Nazi Germany at just past midnight Moscow Time on the 9th, so while VE day is the 8th in Europe, Germany’s capitulation is celebrated on the 9th here. While the… Continue reading

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День Победы – Victory Day

Victory Day or День Победы is a very important day in Russia and has been for a very long time, as it marks the day that Nazi Germany capitulated to the Soviet Union in the Second World War, known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union. Following the signing of the surrender document just… Continue reading

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Victory day in Moscow

The May 9th, or the Victory Day marks the capitulation of Nazi in Germany and the end of the Second World War. It is the same celebration that the armistice of the May 8 (May 8, 1945, signing of the act of surrender), but is celebrated on May 9th because of the time zone difference… Continue reading

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