LIVE: Russia Celebrates 75th Victory Day Parade
Russia Celebrates 75th Victory Day Parade Anniversary at Red Square in Moscow.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who is on a three-day trip to Russia is also present to attend the 75th Victory Day. India has sent a tri-services contingent to participate in the Victory Day Parade. China’s Defence Minister and troops are also present.
Victory Day marks the end of World War II and the victory of the Allied Forces in 1945. Adolf Hitler had shot himself on April 30. On May 7, German troops surrendered, which was formally accepted the next day and came into effect on May 9. However, Russia does not celebrate Victory Day on the same date.
In most European countries, it is celebrated on May 8 and is called the Victory in Europe Day.