Victory Day День Перемоги (ua)

one of the Kremlin narratives, the Russian interpretation of history Victory Day is celebrated in Russia annually on May 9 To Russians it is a source of pride and patriotism and celebrated as having liberated territories from fascism, to the titular peoples of the Baltic States it marks the ‘trading’ of one repressive regime for another. Beyond projecting power and creating myths of invincibility or inevitability, Victory Day is meant to awaken collective memories in the Near Abroad about the common sacrifices and common victory during "Great Patriotic War" (1941 - 1945), to maintain the nostalgia of the older generation for past times.