photography and multimedia journalism association
Victory Day in Kaliningrad/Russia
Author: Maciej Moskwa Blog / 21 May, 2014 / Age: 6 yrs

09.05.2014, Victory Day marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War. It was the end of the Great Patriotic War for the USSR, which lost about 25 million citizens during the four years of fighting with Nazi Germany. After the collapse of the Soviet Union festival lost its importance but during Vladimir Putin's presidency it has again became a major national festival. On the Day of Victory veterans wear their medals and attend military parades. Veterans used to receive flowers from younger Russians who show their respect for elders. People also used to wear St. George's black-and-orange ribbon - a sign of respect and remembrance.

Photos: Maciej Moskwa/TESTIGO

Random posts
  • MORE... Folk sculptor from Chrystkowo 04.05.2012
  • MORE... The National Referendum on the... 04.01.2013
  • MORE... Rarely seen Christmas 26.12.2014
  • MORE... Damascus. Syria. 26.03.2011
  • MORE... Passing by,Syria. 20.09.2013
  • MORE... Black Sea tea fields 10.02.2014
  • MORE... Paris 2011 - The American way of... 28.04.2011
  • MORE... Monkeys 18.10.2011
  • MORE... Basket weaving at Vistula River -... 07.04.2012
  • MORE... Wystawa "Oliwscy Rzemieślnicy" 28.09.2011
  • MORE... Polish emigration in London 09.05.2011
  • MORE... Boże Ciało / Corpus Christi 07.06.2012
TO TOP