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May 9: Day of Victory
« on: January 23, 2009, 09:46:36 PM »
The highlight of the May holidays is Victory Day. Patriotic parades, fireworks, and festive holiday activities.
It commemorates the victory over Germany in WWII.

In Russia, and other countries of former Soviet Union, the day of Victory over Nazi Germany is celebrated on May 9, because when the German Instrument of Surrender actually entered into force (May 8, 1945 at 23:01 CET), it was already May 9 by Moscow Time.

The Russian Federation continues the tradition.  It's a national holiday. People gather on the main square in many cities to mark the anniversary with the war veterans.

Expect patriotic gatherings and big parades in the major cities. Nevsky Propekt will be closed for a parade ending at Palace Sqaure for music, speeches and demonstrations.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI_ocZIabUE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI_ocZIabUE</a>
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Re: May 9: Day of Victory on TV
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 08:03:23 PM »
Victory Day on Russian TV /День Победы на российском ТВ


All Russian TV channels showed the festive patriotic programs related to the Victory Day.

 In reality, of course, is not only patriotic, because for the last night the Eurovision and hockey, all blocked the impression from what is called the Day of Victory.  But, nevertheless, of course, on 9 May, all programming of all channels was devoted to this day, it was central to the major national broadcast channels.  If we talk about the good, of course, it must be noted is not hypocritical old films "They were fighting for their homeland," "Five Evenings", "Military Field novel," Dead Season ". Perhaps someone has been a pleasure to recall the picture of "The venue can not be changed, which shows the entire channel TV-3.  Of course, interest was Dmitri Hvorostovsky concert, of course, have to remember Steven Spielberg film "Schindler's List", but they have already shown later in the night.

 In terms of journalistic work, premiered at this time was a little bit, then 21 hours on 9 May in "Time" was a remarkable story of Irada Zeynalov of young Dutchmen, who for twenty years is re-names of Soviet soldiers, and restored already, it seems , 120 names.  There, he once organized the people of his town, and does it all quietly and unnoticed. The last of his words, surprisingly shrill: "My life, I do not know enough, not enough, but, in general, I found an additional 600 names." A remarkable story - of these, moreover, lacked any of the information, either in documentary programs.  Less and less on the screens of living history and living human persons, including persons and veterans.

 It was a very good documentary, but no picture premiere on the channel "Culture" - "The Price of the frame." This is how the shot in the war on German and Soviet operators. Remarkably, of course, read poems about the war Alexei Petrenko - also on the channel "Culture".

And there were several curious things that until now I am not clear about.  In my opinion, for the first time the parade has not commented Igor Kirillov, although it seems to me that is alive and healthy. Only the channel Zvezda Soviet narration in two voices comment on the parade.  And, as I thought was very sekvestirovana is a minute of silence.  It was also inscribed between movies, so Rakhmaninov concert, his solemn-sad chords usually end this minute memory.  In this time of musical chords, it was not, so it was very noticeable on the channel "Culture", when performed by itself Rakhmaninov concert.

 Of course, there were also the premiere, which set in prime time, before the fireworks and all the news programs. They talked about how parades were held across the country.  I have to draw attention to the most recent - 2009 - movie "disappeared" by Ostrovsky, with Kirill Pirogov in the title role. This is such a calm, directing and dramaturgical built a film about the drama of people in partisan detachments and about how to develop their relationships.  Always interesting to monitor the human character, it continues the tradition of a truly good movie about the war, or rather - about the people in the war.

Of course, it is worth noting the new film of Peter Todorovsky "Riorita. There may be questions about drama and scenario, but the material is hard, combo of all that in some way "priglamurennogo" daily broadcast on 9 May. The film is also an issue of violence against the vanquished, and "triples", and the human dishonesty and violence.  In general, to all that to me in these days is not enough.

In the words of Victor Astafiev, it is difficult to sight, and accept that the great victory we justify the loss of self-destruction and the people.  At the end of the night air, these dramatic theme sounded, and the daily broadcasts look pretty decorative, elegant and sometimes even turned into rather a holiday concert.

http://www.svobodanews.ru/Content/Article/1663950.html



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May 9: Day of Victory - International Motor Rally to Victory Day
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 07:35:24 PM »
International Motor Rally to Victory Day will start on 24 April - DOSAAF 2010

International rally of athletes motorists in the hero-cityes and cityes of military glory of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus on the 65-year anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War, will be held from April 24 to May 9, according to a press release race organizer - DOSAAF Russia.
"Action will start in the hero cities and towns of military glory of the former Soviet republics. The route of rally to be held on the territory of Karelia, Krasnodar, Moscow, Leningrad, Novgorod, Pskov, Smolensk, Bryansk, Orel, Voronezh, Tula, Lipetsk, Kaluga, Rostov and Volgograd regions, as well as the territories Ukraniy and Belarus. Its total length will be 10.5 thousand kilometers. At the same time start road race within each subject of Russia ", - said in a press release DOSAAF.
The program auto race - a meeting with war veterans and military service, rallies at the memorial complex, visiting museums, centers of military-patriotic education, sports events and significant performance athletes DOSAAF.
The main event will be held on May 2 rally at the monument to "Friendship" in Klimovsk district of the Bryansk region, and May 3 in Bryansk, where the square Partizan will be a concert of the International Festival of military-patriotic song "Victory Day". In addition, on May 5 at the Borodino field is scheduled to meet with participants of rally, Moscow region. The next day, protesters gathered at Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow at the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War.

Let's get together and remember our veterans.

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Re: May 9: Day of Victory in Vladivostok with US Navy
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 10:31:43 PM »
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (May 7, 2010) Capt. Rudy Lupton, commanding officer of the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), takes part in a bread and salt ceremony, a traditional Russian welcoming ceremony, after arriving in Vladivostok, Russia. Blue Ridge Sailors will be engaged in a number of community service activities in Vladivostok and participating in a ceremonial march with the Russian military to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Victory Day, a national holiday in Russia.

Machinist's Mate Fireman Nathan Kander mans the rails aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as the ship pulls into Vladivostok, Russia. Blue Ridge Sailors will be engaged in a number of community outreach events in Vladivostok and will march with members of the Russian military during a parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Victory Day, a national holiday in Russia celebrating the end of World War II.

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Re: May 9: Day of Victory in Moscow
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010, 10:51:39 PM »
 Day of Victory in Moscow

 Russia is set to hold its first national military parade to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany on Sunday, May 9, 2010.

At 10:00 a.m. Moscow time (0600 GMT) on May 9, Moscow, together with 71 other Russian cities, will simultaneously host military parades with the involvement of around 70,000 servicemen and more than 1,000 pieces of weaponry.

More than 200,000 war veterans were expected to attend the ceremonies and relevant celebrations across the country.

Also, a joint military parade was to be held by Russia and Ukraine at the Black Sea port of Sevastopol. The majority of members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) were to dispatch troops to the Red Square parade.

Although a military parade will be staged every year at Moscow's Red Square along with other celebrations, this year's parade is definitely unprecedented with Russia determined to showcase its various kinds of armaments.

This year, leaders from China, France, Germany, the European Union, Israel, Greece, Mongolia, Vietnam and some east European countries, as well as the heads of some CIS members and other international organizations, will gather in Moscow to help celebrate the 65th anniversary of Victory Day.

Analysts said that by inviting so many international leaders to the parade, Russia intended to further improve its relations with the West and other parts of the world.
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Re: May 9: Day of Victory
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 11:00:26 PM »
Another spirited renditon of the Victory Day song by two girls in Moscow

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivASIwtHALM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivASIwtHALM</a>
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Victorious veterans top Moscow photo exhibition
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010, 11:19:26 PM »
Victorious veterans top Moscow photo exhibition

Exhibition "Victory Day" by James Hill

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents a solo exhibition by British photographer James Hill, "Victory Day". The exhibition marks the 65th anniversary of victory in WWII and consists of black-and-white portraits of Russian veterans made during the past four years.

Hill began taking pictures of war veterans during Victory Day celebrations at Gorky Park four years ago. Since then, he has shot more than 400 portraits in the series, including a great many female veterans.

"When I photograph them I don't try to make a heroic pose. They are heroes, every one of them," Hill said, according to a press release for the exhibition. "Often I take six, eight or even 12 pictures of them, and after a few frames their position changes and something from inside starts to show.

"Mostly they are used to people taking just one or two pictures of them. And so when I spend a longer time photographing them, feelings that are not originally on the surface start to appear."
Hill said he realised that the veterans were nearing the end of their lives, and with each passing year there were fewer and fewer of them.

Until May 23, 2010 at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art,
9 Tverskoi Bulvar,
694 2890, m. Pushkinskaya,
http://www.mmoma.ru

Open Fri.-Wed. noon-8 pm, Thu. 1 pm-9 pm (ticket office closes 45 minutes earlier)

"This already seemed to me to be the last chance to record these faces before the veterans, Russia's most visible connection to the war, disappeared from view."

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Re: May 9, 2010 Day of Victory
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 12:33:46 AM »
The biggest parade in Russia since soviet times for Victory Day.

This year's parade is the largest commemoration since 1945, when Nazi Germany was defeated by the USSR and the Allies. For the first time ever, France, Britain and the U.S. sent soldiers to parade past the Kremlin wall.
Complete coverage...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxPAdmlZCHI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxPAdmlZCHI</a>



And Victory Day firework salute!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiFra2hBfSw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiFra2hBfSw</a>
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Re: May 9: Day of Victory Moscow Flyover
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2010, 12:09:38 AM »
Day of Victory Moscow Flyover

Military planes over St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow.

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Re: May 9: Day of Victory
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2010, 05:54:51 AM »
I love Russia where my best friend has lived & has studied  ;)

Here is - Russian National Anthem in a traditional way.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfCdIn05u3U" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfCdIn05u3U</a>
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May 9: Day of Victory 2011
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2011, 03:52:25 AM »
The Day of Victory over Hitler in WWII is such a big holiday in Russia. It will be celebrated as long as Russia is a country with great gusto.
Add the fact that it also begins the warm weather after a long Winter -- people just can't wait to propel themselves outdoors and celebrate freedom and hope for the future!

There is a nice phpt essay at http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2011/05/russia-marks-victory-day-with.html

Here WWII soldiers participate in parade down Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg. The gal with the flowers and cigar must have been some soldeir!
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