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The Day of Victory (35 photos)

Posted in Pictures   22 May 2009   / 15959 views

Each year, the 9th May is celebrated in Russia and other Eastern European countries, which marks the end of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and the capitulation of Nazi Germany in front of the Soviet Union.
The war that was over 64 years ago took the lives of nearly 27 million Soviets.
Inside the post, you will see photos of the Parade of Victory Day in Moscow and some photos from the other countries of Eastern Europe that day.


1 The Day of Victory (35 photos)

Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, an Ilyushin Il-78 refeuling tanker and a Tupolev Tu-95 turboprop long range bomber fly over the Kremlin on Red Square in Moscow on May 7, 2009 during a dress rehearsal for the May 9 Victory Day parade celebrating the end of WII.

2 The Day of Victory (35 photos)

Russian soldiers march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal, outside Moscow in Alabino on April 14, 2009.

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Russian army Topol-M missile launchers are seen entering Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral in the background, in downtown Moscow, Tuesday, April 28, 2009 during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade.

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A young couple embrace as Russian army vehicles roll past towards the Red Square, during a night rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

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A Russian Su-27 fighter jet flies in front of a decoy countermeasure flare over Red Square in Moscow during a Victory Day parade May 9, 2009.

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A column of Russian-built Msta-S, 152mm self-propelled Howitzers rolls across the Moscow Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 9, 2009.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (center) and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (3rd from right) attend the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow May 9, 2009.

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Russian honor guards stand at attention during the annual Victory Day parade at the Moscow Red Square in Moscow, Saturday, May 9, 2009.

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Russian T-90 tanks roll across Moscow's Red Square, the State Historical Museum of Russia in the background, on Saturday, May 9, 2009, during the annual Victory Day parade.

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Russian servicemen march during a Victory Day ceremony at Red Square in Moscow May 9, 2009.

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A man holds Russian and Bulgarian flags near the Soviet Army Monument in central Sofia, Bulgaria on May 9, 2009. Dozens of Bulgarians gathered to celebrate the World War Two Victory Day on Saturday.

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Belarussian soldiers participate in Victory Day celebrations in Minsk on May 9, 2009 commemorating the end of WWII. Belarus was heavily invoved in the war as its soldiers served in the Soviet Red Army and many battle were fought on its territory.

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A Russian World War II veteran wearing a Navy uniform (no name given) toasts his fellow veterans during the annual Victory Day celebration in downtown Moscow on Saturday, May 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

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Russian BTR-90 Infantry fighting vehicles roll down the street in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 7, 2009, during a final rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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Two Kamov Ka-50 "Black Shark" coaxial rotor attack helicopters fly in formation over Red Square in Moscow during a Victory Day ceremony May 9, 2009. (REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin)

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Russian soldiers march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal on April 24, 2009 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia.

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A boy runs near the Remembrance Wall with the names of fallen World War ll heroes of the Soviet Union, at a World War II memorial in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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A war veteran in military uniform stands by a flag with a Soviet red star during a communist demonstration in central Moscow on Victory Day, May 9, 2009.

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Russian soldiers salute unseen spectators as they ride atop their Sprut-SD self-propelled tank destroyers during the annual Victory Day parade at Moscow's Red Square, Saturday, May 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev makes a speech on Red Square during the nation's Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9, 2009 in commemoration of the end of WWII. Russia sternly warned its foes not to dare make any aggression against the country, as it put on a Soviet-style show of military might in Red Square including nuclear capable missiles.

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Russian military cadets of the Emergency Situations Ministry march during the annual Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Saturday, May 9, 2009.

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Moldovan soldiers hold flowers to honor the dead at the Victory Memorial in Chisinau, Moldova Saturday May 9, 2009. (AP Photo/John McConnico)

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Victor, age 7, dressed in a traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt, places flowers at the monument of the Unknown Soldier at a memorial to World War II veterans in a memorial park in Kiev on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

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Topol-M missile launchers move through Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, May 9, 2009. (Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Bloomberg

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Russian World War II era guns fire traditional salute salvos just outside the Moscow Kremlin on Saturday, May 9, 2009, during the annual Victory Day celebration.

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Russian fighter jets and a Tu-160 supersonic long-range bomber fly over Red Square during the nation's Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9, 2009.

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A Russian cadet takes part in a Victory Day parade in Grozny on May 9, 2009.

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A woman visits the grave of a Soviet Red Army soldier killed in WWII, at a military graveyard in Moscow on May 8, 2009.

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A man stands near a memorial wall for German soldiers that were killed during WWII, about 450km north of Moscow in Korpovo on May 4, 2009.

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People throw earth onto coffins with remains of prisoners of WWII during a reburial ceremony on Memory Field, not far from western Ukrainian city of Slavuta, Khmelnitsky district, on May 8, 2009, one day before Victory Day. Memory Field is on the site of a Nazi concentration camp where about 150,000 Soviet prisoners of the war were killed.

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A volunteer excavates the site of a mass grave of unidentified Soviet soldiers that were killed during WWII, about 450km north of Moscow in Pochinok on May 3, 2009. As the Victory Day holiday celebrating the end of WII approaches on May 9, history enthusiasts were struggling to identify soldiers' remains and unite them with their relatives. 221 Soviet soldiers, both Russian and Estonian, were unearthed at this location.

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A Russian WWII history enthusiast excavates the site of a mass grave for unidentified Soviet soldiers that were killed during WWII in Pochinok, Russia on May 3, 2009.

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A volunteer displays unearthed Soviet Red Army identity capsules, about 450km north of Moscow outside of Demyansk on May 3, 2009. Each capsule contains a slip of paper with the name of its bearer, like modern day dog tags.

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Picture taken on May 5, 2009 shows a Russian WWII history enthusiast firing a WWII-era Soviet Red Army signal flare gun in Demyansk.

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The eternal flame at the tomb of the unknown soldier is seen backdropped by apartment buildings in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, Saturday, May 9, 2009.


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Comments (10):

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shef1979 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Glory to Veterans! WhiteVoid_1
       
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capa76 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Honor to them clapping
I don't speak English so excuse my posts....I'll try to write as well as I can.
       
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evgen 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
http://izismile.com/img/img2/20090522/victory_rus_02.jpg
Russian soldiers march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal, outside Moscow in Alabino on April 14, 2009.

http://izismile.com/img/img2/20090522/victory_rus_16.jpg
Russian soldiers march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal on April 24, 2009 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia.

they are not soldiers.... they are students of the military and navy institutes... they are next generation of russian officers..
       
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willbhome 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Oh, yeah, right - the Soviets beat the Nazis single-handedly. Geez, give me a fuckin' break!
       
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evgen 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
willbhome wrote:
Oh, yeah, right - the Soviets beat the Nazis single-handedly. Geez, give me a fuckin' break!

you can look at the map to understand, who won Hitler... Moscow much more far than any european city, but Hitler's troops were near Moscow.... soviet union's troop's were at war 'single-handedly' since 1941 to 1944 and to 1944 soviet union's territory was almost empty of Hitler's troops.... US, british and other troops were at war in europe since 1944 to 1945...

SU has got Berlin... not US or anybody...
       
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UnLucker 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Stalin was on-par with Hitler. Soviets and Germany made a pact before the war and divided all of eastern europe between themselves. Hitler moved first and took his "share" and Stalin did the same soon after. That in mind, both sides were evil and all of eastern europe was invaded for half a century.

I rather give glory to all the civilians who had to suffer on all battlefields and all refugees and victims who tried to manage when the world was run by madmen. A soldier is a soldier, any side is as good as another.. tough place for sure in time of conflinct and hats off to German, Russian, Brits, Finns, French etcetc all over.. the soldiers as a whole are not to blame or glorify.
       
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evgen 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Stalin was on-par with Hitler. Soviets and Germany made a pact before the war and divided all of eastern europe between themselves. Hitler moved first and took his "share" and Stalin did the same soon after.

that's true... but Hitler attacked USSR.. and that is a fact.. and number of USSR's citizens who were killed in WW2 much more than any other...

That in mind, both sides were evil and all of eastern europe was invaded for half a century.

later in addition europe was diveded by US, USSR, GB and other to sectors... that's politican's quality to do what they want.
       
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4 Mcdonalds and Mickies 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Мы победили нацизм - исторический факт. Мы защищали свою родину на своей же теретории, когда ковбои, как стадо гиен бомбили капитулировавшую Японию. Свою натуру вы, Мики Маусы, уже показали и во Въетнаме, и Югославии, и Ираке, сейчас нагнетаете Северную Корею с Ираном - то что выгодно вашей экономике. Заслали б лучше свою великий либерализм в самали а не пиздили под егидой пиратов русские суда.

У вас, ковбоев был всю жизнь один комплекс - ССС

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