Victory Day
9 May 2017

Victory day or 9 May marks the day when the German military surrendered to the USSR in Berlin in 1945.

This day became the end of the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War) for the USSR. Military parades are held annually throughout the country to celebrate this day. The biggest parade is in Moscow’s Red Square. Special parties, performances and concerts are organized for veterans as well. As a sign of respect and remembrance people give red carnations to veterans in the street and wear black-and-yellow St. George ribbon on their clothes.

Traditional march “Immortal Regiment” takes place on May 9 as an act of admiration and remembrance of all those who showed bravery during WW2.

Along with other Russian cities, Uglich will host a parade in Uspenskaya Square.

Remember, that May 9 is an official day-off. On this day most of public offices are closed and some public transport routes may be changed due to street events.

Venue: Different locations around Uglich
Event cost: Free

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