CONGRATULATIONS ON THE VICTORY DAY!
The 2nd World War ("WW II" September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945)
The Great Patriotic War (June 22, 1941 - May 9, 1945)
The bitter, colossal Battle of Stalingrad (July 17, 1942–February 2, 1943) was the key turning point of World War II, paving the way for the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.
Five months, one week, and three days, the Battle of Stalingrad was the largest battle of World War II — and in the history of warfare. Millions were killed, wounded, missing, or captured in what was perhaps the most brutal battle in modern history.
The Battle of Kursk (July 4 - July 20, 1943) was a decisive battle on the Eastern Front during World War II.
The Battle of Kursk was one of the greatest armored battles and probably the air battle in history that led to the largest loss in a single day.
Each year on Victory Day, millions of people in Russia parade with portraits of relatives who fought in World War II.
Called the Immortal Regiment, the tradition — which recognizes those who took part in the Great Patriotic War — has grown every year since it began in 2012, both inside and outside Russia. The Soviet Union faced some of the worst losses during the war, with an estimated 27 million people.