The Victory Day Parade in Moscow
The Victory Day Parade will take place in the Red Square in Moscow on 9 May 2017 to commemorate the 72 anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945.
The annual parade marks the Allied victory in World War II at the Eastern Front, on the same day as the signing of the German act of capitulation to the Allies in Berlin, at midnight of 9 May 1945, Moscow time.
During the Soviet Union’s existence, 9 May was celebrated throughout the USSR and in the countries of the Eastern Bloc.
Nowadays, being all different countries, we are still united with the memory of the tragic years of the war. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan are the countries celebrating the Victory Day on the 9 May.
In 2015, the year of 70 anniversary of Victory Day, around 30 leaders, including those of China and India, attended the celebration.
Photos by Andrey Lobanov
World War II casualties of the Soviet Union were over 20,000.000, both civilians and military, every family suffered, the war hit the whole country.
Some soldiers of war are with us today, very few of them are still alive, and all together we remember the heroism of the ones giving their life for the victory. A minute of silence — the words of gratitude!
We look at the sky and pray for peace and happiness!
Congratulations with the Victory day!
The photos are presented by Andrey Lobanov
A special photo session from the Red Square