This year, instead of the traditional May 9 Victory Day parade, Russia marked the anniversary of the triumph over Nazi Germany on June 24, on the 75th anniversary of the first parade dedicated to the occasion in 1945. For the event, nearly 14,000 troops and 225 pieces of military equipment were assembled, including some systems never seen before.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The same dark-grey cobblestone pavement, the same young faces under steel SSh-40 helmets, the same front line of T-34s moving toward the country's main square in rows of three.
About 1,500 members of the Baltic Fleet and other military branches, as well as modern equipment in service with the fleet, took part in the victory parade on the main square of the city of Kaliningrad on 24 June.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 by holding military parades and celebrations across the country, as well as in Russia's Khmeimim airbase in Syria and even at the International Space Station.
The first parade in Moscow to celebrate the defeat of the Nazis in the Second World War took place on 24 June 1945, about two months after Germany's unconditional surrender was signed near Berlin.
The traditional 9 May event, dedicated to the victory over the Nazis in World War II, was delayed this year due to the pandemic. As a result, President Vladimir Putin set it to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Victory Parade in 1945, when the soldiers who stormed Berlin and liberated Europe, marched through Moscow.
The parade was earlier rescheduled from 9 May to 24 June amid the restrictive COVID-19 measures imposed in Russia. The date was chosen to commemorate the historic parade of triumphant Red Army troops in Moscow held 75 years ago today.
On May 10 1941, six weeks between the ill-fated Nazi incursion into the Soviet Union, Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess made a solo flight to Scotland, hoping to arrange peace talks with London. For decades, many of the details of his trip, including, crucially, whether Hitler knew about it ahead of time, have remained shrouded in mystery.
A new survey conducted for Sputnik by Ifop has examined US citizens' knowledge of World War II. The respondents were asked to answer questions about what is celebrated on 8 May, what the Holocaust was, and whom the United States fought in the war.
Russian President Vladimir Putin written an article about the historical, cultural and political aspects of the World War II legacy. Headlined "The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II", it was published on the Kremlin's web site.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's article on World War II published in a major US foreign policy magazine this week is expected to spark fresh debate and robust responses from Western audiences, the publication's editor, Jacob Heilbrunn said on Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin published a long form article denouncing attempts by western governments and media entities to demonize the USSR and diminish its role in defeating fascist Nazi Germany in the Second World War, while turning blind eye on their own shameful acts.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has written an article about the 75th anniversary of World War II that was published on the Kremlin website. Prior to this, the article was published in the US magazine National Interest.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Russia is set to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II on 24 June. The Victory Day, although usually celebrated on 9 May, was postponed due to the global COVID-19 outbreak.
During the Second World War, renowned Soviet ace Ivan Kozhedub shot down a total of 64 enemy planes, setting a personal record for the number of air victories among all pilots from the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the country would celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Victory over the Nazi Germany in World War II on 24 June. The original victory day is celebrated on 9 May but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic confirmed on Friday his plans to attend the military parade in Moscow on 24 June that will mark the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II.
The traditional parade on 9 May was previously delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Russia introduced self-isolation measures to curb the outbreak of the disease.
On the evening of May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allies, formally bringing the Second World War in Europe to a close. However, thousands of square kilometers of territory and tens of thousands of troops remained concentrated in the remnants of the Third Reich, and some chose to continue to fight rather than surrender.
Donald Trump’s apparent denial of the Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazi Germany will perhaps go down as the “finest hour” for this delusional president. But a practical consequence of such denial-mentality is America will lose the “war” against COVID-19.