Victory Day in Russia ― Date, History, and Details

Victory Day in Russia

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History of Victory Day in Russia and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Victory Day is a national holiday in Russia that commemorates the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945 and the end of World War II. It is celebrated on May 9th every year.

On May 8, 1945, Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin announced that Nazi Germany had surrendered. The next day, May 9, was declared a national holiday in the USSR. This day became known as Victory Day.

Victory Day is still celebrated in Russia with military parades, concerts, and other events. For many Russians, it is a day to remember the sacrifices of those who fought in the war.