Over one million Russians of all ages took to the streets to commemorate "The Victory Day", which is celebrated on May 9 to mark the defeat of the Nazi army during World War II. Carried out for the first time in 1965, this holiday takes place in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and most of the former Soviet republics.
Although this celebration was discontinued after the fall of the Belin Wall in 1989, the tradition was resumed in 1995 through several civil parades in the Red Square in Moscow. Since 2005, the festivities once again included military parades in which veterans and young soldiers place flowers at the Unknown Soldier Tomb.
In this year's Moscow celebrations, Russian President Vladimir Putin carried his father portrait while he participated in the "Immortal Regiment March", an event in which thousands of people remember those who fought or died in the "Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union."