The Russian Federation will, on 9 May celebrate its 75th Anniversary of the victory in the “Great Patriotic War” that was fought between 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945 along many fronts of the Eastern Front during the Second World War, primarily between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
In a statement, the Russian Federation Emmbassy in Zimbabwe said:
On May 9, 2020, the Russian Federation will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The years 1941-1945 turned into one of the most dramatic periods in our history. The lives of almost 27 million people were taken away. It was the bravery, sacrifice and resilience of the entire Soviet people and the glorious Red Army multiplied with the gallant and essential support by the Allied Forces that made it possible to defeat the Nazism. The Victory over the Third Reiсh when the Nazi
surrendered to the Soviet troops in Berlin in May 1945 was crucial for ending the Second World War.
The Victory Day is one of the major public holidays in Russia. Every single family was affected by the War. We honour the feats of those who sacrificed their lives to liberate the World from the terror of Nazism.
We invite you to join the People of the Russian Federation and all the Compatriots in commemorating this significant historic date. A photo album with some of the iconic war pictures provided by the Archives of the Russian News Agency TASS is for your kind attention.
Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Zimbabwe