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City news, 07.05.2013 13:31

Victory Day

Victory Day

Victory Day is one of Russia’s most popular public holidays. The celebrations start at 10:00 with a huge military parade, followed up by a veterans and blockade survivors parade down Nevsky Pr. and across Palace Square. A big street party follows with singing, music, and lots of hugs and flowers for the survivors of the war. The day ends with a huge firework display over the Neva river and Peter and Paul Fortress area at 22:00. To get into the spirit of things buy yourself a big bundle of red carnations and greet any veterans you see with a hearty ‘s dnyom pobedy’ (Happy Victory Day) and a flower

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