Russians adore to watch Victory Day Salute. So I just felt that I must share it with you – my reader! For our Russian Video Blog I picked up a video where you can watch not just firework but people who watch it and shooting cannons.
Victory Day Parade on Red Square is commemorating 64 years since the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Millions Russians watch this parade on TV the 9th of May every year. In many families watching this parade is what you call must. And I feel the same and every year my family and me always watch parade on Red Square. We watched Soviet ones, and we watched poor after-soviet parades (when our authorities tried to degrade the importance of The Victory). And now I am proud to watch revival of the beautiful and powerful parades on Red Square:
“The Victory parade grows in size every year, and this time it is the largest one seen since the fall of the Soviet Union.” (Russia Today)
Full Victory Day Parade, Moscow Russia(Red Square), 2009
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More than 9,000 servicemen take part in the parade which, by tradition, consists of three parts: The marching by of the soldiers and officers, the display of military hardware, and a flyover by aircraft and helicopters.
If you come these days to Russia you will see a lot of people with yellow and black ribbons – that is St. George Ribbons. By wearing them people tell to the whole world “We remember and we are proud (of heroism of our dads and granddads in the WWII“. For Russians the Victory Day is one of the most important days in the year. Lets find out more about this contemporary symbol in Russia:
Vodka I think is one of the most popular worldwide famous Russian words! But what we really know about vodka? Where is true and where is myths about vodka. Today with Russia Today we are going to visit a Museum of Vodka!
That will be interesting! And even for me! Being Russian and live here whole my life I never drank vodka…
Best wishes and don’t drink vodka too much 😉 Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle