Victory Day celebrated

Visiting a WWII memorial in Arkhagnelsk. Photo: Andrey Shalyov

Last Thursday people all over Russia celebrated Victory Day, which marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War. BarentsObserver brings you photos from the celebrations in Murmansk, Nikel, Arkhangelsk and Litsa.


Victory Day is the largest holiday in Russia- In addition to being a day when people remember their veterans and all who gave their life for their country, it is also a day for celebration and joy. 

Have a closer look at how the day was celebrated in Arkhangelsk (top slide show), Nikel (middle slide show) and Murmansk/Litsa (bottom slide show):