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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 09 May 2009 19:31 
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Celebrating the GREAT "VICTORY DAY" in Russia!
May 2009

С ПРАЗДНИКОМ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ!!!!!!!!


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The Order Victory....................Air display over the Red Square

Bathed in sunshine, Moscow’s Red Square hosted the commemorations for the end of World War Two.

The 9th May is traditionally seen in Russia, as the final surrender of Nazi Germany in what Russians call the Great Patriotic War. Tens of thousands of members of the armed forces are taking part in parades which commemorate Russia's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.

The biggest parade is being held in the Red Square in Moscow. Nine thousand troops, a hundred army vehicles and dozens of aircraft were on show as Russia showed off its military might.

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Air Display and Russian navy military cadets march during the annual Victory Day parade
at the Moscow Red Square in Moscow.

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A Russian World War II veteran wearing a Navy uniform, no name given,
sings during the annual Victory Day celebration in downtown Moscow

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Russian World War II veteran Marya Udalova, 90, toasts with her fellow veterans
during the annual Victory Day celebration in downtown Moscow.

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Russian World War II veterans wearing distinctive Airborne Forces' blue berets,
seen during the annual Victory Day celebration in Gorky Park,
a traditional WWII veterans' meeting point in Moscow, on Saturday, 9 May 2009. Victory Day.

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Russian military fighter jets launch flares as they fly above the Big Kremlin Palace in Moscow,
on Saturday, 9 May 2009, during the annual Victory Day parade.

Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany, is Russia's most important secular holiday.

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Hi Hanna,

For me this is an interesting post and great photo's, like many i am very interested in Russia because its holds onto its traditions and values and the people are so patriotic and you Russians really know how to party, its great to learn about the important days of the year and traditions, keep writting articles like this please. I think this day in Moscow would be a fantastic experience and i hope one day i can see it for myself.

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Hi Julian,

In the first place thank you very much for your good coments. In the second place, I agree with you, we must keep our traditions and to transfer them from generation to generation.

The 9 MAY it’s very important celebration for the Russian people. I’m sure you know about it because there wasn’t a family in Russia, which wasn’t affected by this war. One of my grandfather’s died at the Kursk arch (Kursk battle). We must remember about it and never forget.

I hope and wish you that one day you can see it yourself. It's a fantastic experience.

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Hanna, the pics and images are very impressive and give the feel of the moment!
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Hanna, [clap2.gif]

Great pictures from one of the most significant days in (modern) Russian History.

I also agree with you that if we do not remember history we well probably repeat it amd therefore it is important to keep the new generations informed.

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For a great post.

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Thank you ludmila and Raffi for your good coments.Yes, they are very impressive.

It was my first experience posting photos and of course my husband helps me with that. [thanks.gif] to him.

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Victory Day 2010 celebrations in Moscow


A military parade involving over 10,000 personnel, 150 tracked and wheeled military vehicles, as well as 127 aircraft and helicopters was launched on Moscow's Red Square at 10:00 a.m. Moscow time (06:00 GMT) today Sunday, when Russia celebrates Victory Day.

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Victory Day marks the final surrender by Nazi Germany to the U.S.S.R. in WWII, often referred to as the Great Patriotic War in Russia and other states in the former Soviet Union.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev addressed the participants and guests at the beginning of the parade.

"This war made us a strong nation...We have won not simply a military victory but also a moral victory," Medvedev said.

The parade, which was accompanied by over 50 Russian and foreign military orchestras with 1,200 musicians, is divided into three parts - a march pass, involving military personnel, followed by sophisticated hardware and a fly over by combat aircraft.
U.S., British, Polish and French troops marched alongside the Russian military units in the parade on Moscow's Red Square for the first time in history.

The Russian president called for united international efforts to face new challenges and global threats and to prevent tragedies similar to World War II, which took lives of an estimated 60 mln people around the world.

"The joint march [on Red Square] symbolizes our readiness to defend peace, to prevent the revision of the results of the war, to prevent new tragedies," Medvedev said.

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I am sorry for the not good quality of the photos taken from RT tv with my camera.

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Victory Day parade in Moscow 2011

Today my wife and I, watched a live broadcast from Red Square, the huge celebrations of 9 May - Victory Day.
Twenty thousand soldiers, hundreds of units of military hardware, top-ranking officials and veterans gathered for
a parade to honor the 66th anniversary of their victory over Nazi Germany. Unlike the previous year no other
army units from the war Allies joined in their celebrations and was only Russian personnel.

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Victory Day parade in Moscow 2011

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Its impressive to see this celebration but on the other hand i can't help thinking its just a huge waste of time, money and efforts that could be better spent on the future and not the past. Russia should look to improve its living standards for the people living now, not creating all this hype and propoganda to make people think what a wonderful place Russia is, actually would be better to make it a wonderful place which it is not.

The leaders are just fooling their citizens and the common people swallow all the crap that is sold to them, Putin give your people something to celebrate now, World war II is history, 66 years old news - move on, spend some money on Hospitals, education, roads, transportation, industry and create a good future for Russia.

Every week Russians seem to celebrate something to make them feel good, any excuse to break out the vodka, its just a smoke screen to cover up the daily fight for survival and in general the very boring and monotonous lives they lead.


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