Contents tagged with Victory Day

  • President of Moldova was the only foreign leader to visit Moscow on Victory Day

    The only foreign leader to visit Moscow on Victory Day was Moldovan President Igor Dodon, Russian news website reported.

    He participated in the Victory Parade in Red Square. It was the first time in 15 years that the Moldovan President participated in events of May 9th in Moscow, the site reported.

    Not only that, it was the third time Igor Dodon visited Moscow since the beginning of this year.

    The official website of the Kremlin reported that a number of state …

  • Victory Day in Ukraine: massive fights and arrests

    On May 9, large public events took place in Ukraine for the day of Victory over Nazism in World War II. According to provisional information, nearly 600 000 people took part in the events. However, the holiday was not without fights, wounds and arrests. The conflict was most intense in several cities.

    Kyiv According to the communication department of the National Police of Ukraine, about 30 people were arrested in Kyiv. The first clash took place when participants in the so-called “Immortal …

  • Putin did not congratulate the Presidents of Ukraine and Georgia on Victory Day

    Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed congratulations to the presidents of several countries on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of victory in World War II but not to the leaders of Ukraine and Georgia.

    According to the press service of the Kremlin, Putin sent individual congratulations to the presidents of nine countries, as well as the leaders of the breakaway regions of Georgia: Abkhazia and South Ossetia. However, he did not congratulate Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and …

  • Media: warships from Russian Fleet which left Saint Petersburg because of US destroyer did not return to port, naval parade will not take place

    The ships of the Baltic Fleet which entered the Neva River on May 3 and left it three days later never returned, Fontanka news outlet reports. There will be no naval parade. The Victory parade in Saint Petersburg will involve only a show of equipment, aviation and personnel at the Palace Square.

    The dispatcher of the Port Saint Petersburg announced that the military command has not submitted a request for passage on the night of May 9. “No participation of ships in the parade on the Neva is …

  • Russia will hold a maritime parade in St. Petersburg despite the presence of the American destroyer USS Carney in the Baltic Sea

    Mikhail Nenashev, the Chairman of the All-Russian Fleet Support public initiative, stated that the maritime parade in St. Petersburg will take place, although fewer ships will take part in it.

    He denied media reports that it was decided to cancel the parade on Victory Day in the northern capital because of the USS Carney cruiser, which approached the inland waters of the Russian Federation at a distance of a potential missile strike.

    "The maritime parade in St. Petersburg will certainly take …

  • Russian media: American warship carrying cruise missiles disrupted Russian Navy parade in Saint Petersburg

    The ships of the Russian Baltic Fleet suddenly left the port of St. Petersburg because of the proximity of the American destroyer with Tomahawk cruise missiles, writes Fontanka news web site.

    The day before, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the planned naval Victory Day parade would not be held, but it didn’t give any reasons for the cancellation.

    According to Fontanka, the parade was cancelled because the U.S. destroyer USS Carney approached Russia's coast at a distance …

  • Polish Media: The St. George ribbon is a sign of Russia's aggressive nationalism

    Russia has announced the beginning of a propagandist initiative. By May 9 it is going to distribute 100,000 Saint George ribbons abroad but even its allies are apprehensive of this plan.

    This was reported by Gazeta Wyborcza, adding that in Russia and some post-Soviet countries the ribbon is considered a symbol of the end of the Second World War. That's why it is massively distributed in the streets on the occasion of the celebration of the Victory Day on May 9.

    Distribution activities began …

  • Putin: Victory Day most significant event of 2015

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a New Year’s reception at the Kremlin, summed up the results of this year and noted the most significant event, as reported by TASS.  "We sum up the past and build plans for the coming year.  In the past year there were many events but the most significant was the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory," Putin said.

    He stressed that the country has celebrated this date "with honor to our fathers and grandfathers, whose fate is inspiring." The …