A selection of reports on the commemorations that have taken place in Russia and neighbouring countries to mark Victory Day, the 77th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany by the combined forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1945. Commemorative events have been staged across Russia, headed by military parades and by huge marches of the ‘Immortal Regiment’.
By Roger Annis
Published on A Socialist in Canada, May 9, 2022
The ‘March of the Immortal Regiment’ occurs throughout Russia and its neighbouring, former Soviet republics. The marches feature the relatives of those who fought in the Great Patriotic War carrying portraits of their relatives. President Vladimir Putin joined the march in Moscow, carrying the portrait of his father, who fought in and survived the War.
View a photo gallery of Victory Day commemorations in Moscow here on CNBC.
* Greetings by Vladimir Putin to leaders and citizens of foreign states on 77th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War, brief report published on the website of the President of Russia, May 8, 2022
* Joy, sorrow, denial: How Russia’s neighbors will celebrate Victory Day, May 9, report by Mikhail Katkov, in RIA Novosti, May 8, 2022 (translated to English by A Socialist In Canada, original in Russian here) read the article here in pdf format: How Russia’s neighbors are celebrating Victory Day
* An open letter to the American people as Russia celebrates its victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War, by Scott Ritter (former U.S. Marine and UN weapons inspector), published in RT, May 9, 2022
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