9 May Victory Day celebrations in Russia

Victory Day Why is Victory Day celebrated?

Victory Day is celebrated to commemorate the role of the Soviet Union in defeating Nazi Germany in World War II. The first victory day was celebrated in 1965 under the leadership of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.

How is it celebrated?

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Russian servicemen march during a dress rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 7, 2022. The parade will take place at Moscow’s Red Square on May 9 to celebrate 77 years of the victory in WWII. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Victory Day is marked by a military parade in Moscow, and Russian leaders traditionally stand at Vladimir Lenin’s tomb in Red Square to watch.

When did Germany invade the Soviet Union?

On June 22, 1941, German troops invaded the Soviet Union.

What is the code name of the attack?

Operation Barbarossa Operation Barbarossa is a code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union.

Why did Germany invade the Soviet Union?

The main reason for the German invasion was the conquest of the Western Soviet Union and the creation of more Lebensrom (living quarters) for Germany. Re-established the Soviet Union.

Why did Germany lose ?

Hitler believed that the war would not last more than three months; His soldiers did not even bother to bring winter clothes. By 1943, the German people had suffered greatly from the Russian winter and the guerrilla invasion.

Why is this Victory Day important ?

This year’s Victory Day celebrations have gained importance as Russia is actively involved in the military conflict with Ukraine. Putin is believed to be trying to take advantage of the symbolism of the day to make important announcements. It is expected that Putin will either declare victory in Ukraine or carry out “military action” in Ukraine.