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Spain: Russian expats commemorate Victory Day 2016 in San Sebastian01:32

Spain: Russian expats commemorate Victory Day 2016 in San Sebastian

Spain, San Sebastian
May 8, 2016 at 14:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scores of Russian expats and members of various Russian societies took to the streets of San Sebastian on Sunday to honour the Soviet soldiers who lost their lives during World War II.

Participants carried portraits of those who fought in the war in honour of the 71st anniversary of the Soviet Victory over the Nazis.

The event took part on the eve of the official Victory Day 2016 celebrations. Taking place on May 9, the day commemorates the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union at the end of Second World War, known in the Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War, following the signing of the surrender document by Nazi Field-Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, which submitted the capitulation of the Wehrmacht to Marshal Georgy Zhukov in the Soviet Army headquarters in Berlin-Karlshorst. To commemorate the victory in the war, the first ceremonial Moscow Victory Parade was held in the Soviet capital on 24 June 1945.

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Scores of Russian expats and members of various Russian societies took to the streets of San Sebastian on Sunday to honour the Soviet soldiers who lost their lives during World War II.

Participants carried portraits of those who fought in the war in honour of the 71st anniversary of the Soviet Victory over the Nazis.

The event took part on the eve of the official Victory Day 2016 celebrations. Taking place on May 9, the day commemorates the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union at the end of Second World War, known in the Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War, following the signing of the surrender document by Nazi Field-Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, which submitted the capitulation of the Wehrmacht to Marshal Georgy Zhukov in the Soviet Army headquarters in Berlin-Karlshorst. To commemorate the victory in the war, the first ceremonial Moscow Victory Parade was held in the Soviet capital on 24 June 1945.

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