Millions of people across Russia and around the world joined Victory Day parades and celebrations on May 9 to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in WWII. People marched in “Immortal Regiment” ceremonies, honoring the veterans of the war.
In Moscow, hundreds of thousands marched through Red Square in the Immortal Regiment ceremony. Those whose relatives and ancestors fought in the war carried their portraits, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. His father survived the war.
Earlier in the day, 16,500 troops took part in a military parade on Red Square.
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In Odessa, Ukraine, thousands gathered to mark Victory Day, brandishing red flags. The gathering was in defiance of a Ukraine government ban on May 9 Victory Day celebrations. They chanted, “Get out of Odessa, Banderite [Nazi-collaborators] devils”. View here:
Four minute video (with translaltion to English) of May 9 in Odessa here.
Don’t mention the Russians: The real story behind the defeat of the Nazis in WWII, by Ezequiel Adamovsky, published on Stop the War (UK), May 9, 2015
Portraits of ten Soviet army veterans, then and now, in Moscow Times
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