Today is Victory Day in Russia, a day also celebrated in some of the other post-Soviet states. One year ago today, I was in Petersburg, surrounded by Russians at the Victory Day afternoon parade. I took a lot of photos that day and wanted to share some of the ones that were not in my first post one year ago (https://lifeinrussia.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/victory-day-may-9th-2011-st-petersburg-russia/).
For those of you who are not familiar with this day, it is a day which commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War (what we know as WWII). For other European countries, it is known as Victory in Europe Day and celebrated on the 8th of May. For the United States, our final day of the war came later when Japan surrendered in August, 1945.
С Днём Победы, Россия! Один год назад в Питере…..