Victory Day

The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture recently ran a collection of photos from this year’s 9th May Victory Day celebrating the capitulation of Germany to the Soviet Union.

I’ve included a few of the photos from their collection below and I encourage you to go check them all out.

Belarussian World War II veterans dance during celebrations marking Victory Day in Minsk, commemorating the 66th anniversary of the end of WWII, May 9, 2011.

An Armenian World War II veteran stands near an artillery piece during the Victory Day celebrations in Yerevan, May 9, 2011.

A World War II veteran pays his respects at a monument commemorating Victory Day, marking the anniversary of the end of WWII in Kiev, May 9, 2011.

Russian Second World War veterans drink a toast as they celebrate the nation’s Victory Day in a park in Moscow, May 9, 2011 marking the anniversary of the end of WWII.

War veteran Maria Udalova, 92, takes part in the celebrations on Victory Day in Moscow May 9, 2011. Russia celebrates the 66th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany.

[Images courtesy of The Big Picture.]

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website:

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