Russia celebrates 67th Victory Day
Today Russia marks the 67th Victory Day since the surrender of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. Almost 27 Soviet people died in that war, which came to be known in this country as the Great Patriotic War.
Commemorative events and celebrations will be held in all regions of the country.
The first festivals will be celebrated in the Far East. In Kamchatka, ships of the Pacific Fleet will triumphantly raise the flag of the Navy.
In the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky a memorial gathering will be held as well as the laying of flowers at monuments to those who died in the war.
In Vladivostok, there will be a parade of military equipment from the town’s garrison.
In the capital, the Victory Parade will feature more than 14,000 troops and 100 military vehicles. More than 230 commemorative events in the Russian capital will involve some 8 million people and will include war veterans’ meetings with young people, retro dance master classes and wartime songs, large-scale media shows and pop music concerts. The celebration will end in a gunfire salute.
Bad weather will not hamper the events of Victory Day, as ten Air Force planes are prepared to disperse the clouds over Moscow.
Their first flight is scheduled for six o’clock.
May 9, 2012