VIctory Day in Russia May 9, 2015

In Russia, Victory Day is on May 9 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. The annual parade to mark the Allied victory in the Second World War will take place in Red Square in Moscow. More than 140 aircraft will fly, and 190 armoured vehicles and 16,000 troops will be in the parade.

Following the parade, there will be a march with up to 200,000 participants. There will be road closures around the city center; public transport may be disrupted, and large crowds in the streets.

Also expect road closures and large crowds in other large cities, including St. Petersburg. Victory Day parades and celebrations will also be held in the following CIS member nations on May 9: Minsk, Belarus; Ukraine in Kiev, Kharkiv, and Odessa; Yerevan, Armenia