On May 6, Bulgarians celebrate St. George's Day, also honoured as Bravery Day and the Day of the Bulgarian Army.
The Ministry of Defence is warning people not to use drons in the area of the military parade today because of the risk of adverse events, reported BNR.
The celebration will start at the Monument of the unknown soldier. The Bulgarian patriarch and bishop Neofit sanstified the battle flags.
At 10:00 am today starts the parad on the Alexander Battenberg Square, involving over 700 members of various divisions of the Bulgarian army. This year it will be command by major-general Tsanko Stojkov. The airforce will also make an aerial demonstration.
By longstandig tradition, St. George's Day is also a Day of the pastors and the flocks. The name George is still one of the most spread names in Bulgaria.
Sofia Hosts Military Parade Dedicated to Bulgaria's Armed Forces Day.
EUROPE 15:23 06.05.2017
About 1,200 servicemen, three MiG-29 jets, two Cougar helicopters and one Mi-17 helicopter participated in the parade dedicated to the celebration of St. George's Day, which is the Bulgaria's Armed Forces Day, in Sofia, according to local media.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Saturday hosted a military parade dedicated to the celebration of St. George's Day, which is the country's Armed Forces Day, local media reported.
According to the Nova TV broadcaster, the event started after a national anthem was played and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, who is also the country's commander-in-chief, delivered a speech.
The broadcaster added that about 1,200 servicemen, three MiG-29 jets, two Cougar helicopters and one Mi-17 helicopter participated in the parade.
The event was attended by Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, Defense Minister Krassimir Karakachanov and Neophyte, the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Chirch, among other politicians and public figures.
St. George's Day was declared Bulgaria's Armed Forces Day in 1880. The holiday was banned by the Bulgarian communists in 1946 and was reinstated in 1993 after the collapse of the socialist governments across Eastern Europe.
Last Edit: May 7, 2017 7:29:49 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Russians approve of ‘Immortal Regiment’ memorial act, poll shows.
RT.com 5 May, 2017 10:47
According to the latest polls, almost all Russians report a positive attitude to parades and rallies in which ordinary citizens carry photos of their relatives who fought the Nazis in WWII, known as ‘Immortal Regiment.’
The research, conducted by state-run VTSIOM, showed that the proportion of people who described their attitude to the Immortal Regiment marches as positive was 96 percent. The share was approximately the same in all age groups and has remained unchanged over time. Only 2 percent described their attitude to the actions as negative, while a further 2 percent said they could not make up their position.
Twenty-four percent of respondents said they had personally participated in the Immortal Regiment marches and 40 more percent said they want to take part in the future.
The Immortal Regiment movement started in the Siberian city of Tomsk in 2011, but quickly spread throughout Russia and abroad. Now the movement has branches in 64 countries. The participants of the movement organize marches on Victory Day (which is celebrated in Russia on May 9) and carry portraits of their relatives who took part in the war, as well as flags and slogans.
In 2016, over 2 million people in 42 countries participated in the Immortal Regiment marches, including President Vladimir Putin with a picture of his father, Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, who helped defend the USSR and Europe from the Nazis.
The movement has already met with opposition from neo-Nazi forces. Earlier this week the head of the Ukrainian nationalist group Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), Nikolay Kokhanovsky, called upon his supporters and sympathizers to take into the streets and prevent the Immortal Regiment march in Kiev, as well as any other attempts to commemorate Victory Day.
On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry released a batch of declassified documents from its central archive which described the crimes committed by Nazis and their allies on the occupied territories of the Soviet Union.
“These documents are especially important today in the light of various attempts by foreign and Russian political forces to rewrite the history of the Second World War, adjust it to their urgent political needs and impose the new version on humanity,” reads the ministry’s statement.
Last Edit: Jul 3, 2017 13:09:22 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Russia: Vladivostok opens Victory Day celebrations with military parade.
Ruptly TV May 8, 2017
Vladivostok was the first Russian city to stage a military parade in honour of Victory Day celebrations, commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War, Tuesday.
Over 1500 servicemen took part in the parade, which featured the coastal missiles sysrems Bal and Bastion among other military equipment. In addition, around 300 World War II veterans attended the parade as the guests of honour.
The Vladivostok Victory Day parade is part of the commemoration services marking the 72nd anniversary of the Soviet Victory over Nazi Germany, featuring a series of parades that will occur in 26 Russian cities.
1,000s of troops, state-of-the-art weaponry parade through Moscow on V-Day (PHOTOS, FULL VIDEO)
RT.com 9 May, 2017 09:04
Thousands of exemplary servicemen and women, along with the most advanced and battle-tested equipment, paraded through Red Square in a grand military exhibit that constitutes the focal point of the annual Victory Day celebrations in Russia.
More than 10,000 soldiers and officers took part in the parade marking the 72nd anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. On show, some 100 state-of-the-art pieces of military vehicles.
Units representing all branches of Russia’s military – the Ground Forces, the Aerospace Force, the Navy, the Marines, the Strategic Missile Forces, the Airborne Troops as well as the National Guard, Emergencies Ministry and the Federal Security Service forces – marched imperiously across Red Square.
Officers-in-training from various cadet schools followed.
Academy officers, high-ranking military teachers, commanders, senior technicians and defense researchers came next. The procession also featured two all-female units, one of which participated in a V-Day parade for the first time.
The military hardware demonstration was opened by the legendary T-34 tanks, once hailed as “the finest tank in the world” by German tank general von Kleist back in 1941.
Tigr-M armored vehicles were the first hardware currently in service to roll through the square. Tigr-M is capable of carrying a wide range of weapons from small arms to anti-tank missiles, making it a highly adaptable multipurpose piece of military equipment.
Military aircraft back from Syria flying over Moscow was expected to be one of the most impressive sights during this year’s Victory Day parade.
However, unseasonably harsh weather, with heavy clouds and strong winds, has forced the cancellation of the aircraft display.
The Russian Knights and Swifts pilot groups were fully ready to deliver their best performance after rigorous training and rehearsals – which you can still see in RT’s immersive 360 video. Days before the parade, five Su-27s and four MiG-29s flew the entire route in a tight diamond formation.
Military parades have traditionally been held on Red Square on May 9 since the 20th anniversary of the victory in 1965. The tradition was temporarily suspended after the collapse of the USSR and revived in 1995.
Victory Day Parade on Red Square 2017 (FULL VIDEO)
RT Streamed live on May 9, 2017
Thousands have gathered in Russia’s Red Square to join the annual Victory Day Parade and to mark the 72nd anniversary of the official capitulation of Nazi forces. A total of 26 Russian cities will stage major processions to commemorate the Soviet victory in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War.
Last Edit: May 10, 2017 5:02:43 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Immortal Regiment march in Moscow breaks attendance record, attracts millions across Russia (VIDEOS)
RT.com 9 May, 2017 17:26
Hundreds of thousands of people have marched worldwide with portraits of their relatives who fought Nazism in World War II, in a tradition that started in Russia a decade ago. The streets of Moscow saw over 800,000 participants, which has become an absolute record for the event.
On Victory Day, May 9, more than 800,000 joined the Immortal Regiment march in the Russian capital, according to the Russian Interior Ministry. People flooded Tverskaya Street, one of Moscow's main arteries, and marched towards Red Square holding placards and photos of their family members to pay tribute to their heroic deeds during the Great Patriotic War.
People across generations could be seen cheerfully walking altogether through central Moscow.
"For me, the event is foremost the living memory for my father and all the people who gave their lives for us. We must try and be good, kind, honest, to be worthy of them. If we fail to do so, that would mean they fought and shed their blood in vain," an elderly woman in Moscow told the Ruptly agency.
"I carry the portrait of my grandfather. Starting from 1941, he delivered bread to the city of Leningrad. He returned from the war only in 1947, from Japan. I am very proud of him, and also proud to take part in the event like this," a little boy said.
The participants of the Immortal Regiment had to brave harsh weather conditions, with rain and a cold wind, as temperatures in Moscow were unusually low for this time of year at about 7C (44.6F).
Guests from other continents, with Russian flags in hand, were also among those marching in Moscow. "I think it's very special, honoring the ancestors, and it's a very important day for all of us. I'm from New Zealand, my friend is from America," a man told Ruptly, while his friend added the day "is very important for all countries and the people."
Russian President Vladimir Putin also joined the celebrations, walking with a portrait of his father, Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, in Red Square.
Last year the Immortal Regiment saw around 500,000 participants in Moscow alone.
A wide range of Russian cities follow the tradition, which was initially started in the Siberian city of Tyumen 10 years ago. Back in 2007, the parade was known only locally, but in 2013 residents of 120 cities joined the march.
The Immortal Regiment march officially became an all-Russian public event in 2015, now involving 1,200 cities, to honor more than 27 million Soviet people who lost their lives in the Great Patriotic War.
Russia’s Victory Day celebrations traditionally start in its Far East, the earliest of the country’s time zones.
More than 1.6 million people joined celebrations in the Far East, the Urals and Siberia this year, which is double compared to last year's attendance.
This year in Khabarovsk, an airborne version of the Immortal Regiment was also held. The ‘Immortal Squadron’ of 10 planes flew over the Amur river to commemorate pilots who lost their lives during the war. This year the planes carried 29 photos on their hulls, but the organizers plan to take more next year.
Up to 50,000 took to the streets of Vladivostok to join the regiment. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the city’s participation in the event.
The symbolic movement took place around the world from May 7 to May 9, with Immortal Regiment parades held not only in the former Soviet republics, but also in the US, the UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Australia and China among others.
Immortal Regiment marches have also been held in Ukraine. However, in some cities there, the victory-celebrating event has been overshadowed by nationalists who tried to disrupt the peaceful marches. In Kiev, participants were pelted with smoke bombs, bottles and eggs as they passed the building of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) on Tuesday.
in Vladivostok, Russia, tens of thousands of people took to the street to take part in the traditional Immortal Regiment march
The streets of Moscow were packed with people paying tribute to Russia's war dead. The Immortal Regiment march was part of the Victory Day celebrations
Thousands march for #ImmortalRegiment in London.
RT UK May 9, 2017
"It helps you think about how this shouldn't happen again" as thousands march in The Immortal Regiment London to honour WW2 veterans in London.
Last Edit: May 10, 2017 5:46:57 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Ride V-Day military hardware through Moscow with RT’s 360 videos.
RT.com 9 May, 2017 11:36
Get a real taste of being a participant in Moscow’s Victory Day parade, rolling at the front of a convoy of combat vehicles on a legendary T-34-85 medium tank and flying with an aerobatic group aces – in a series of RT’s 360-degree videos.
The first video shows a column of armored combat vehicles cruising through the streets of Moscow towards Red Square.
You also roll into Red Square atop of the time-proven T-34-85 medium tank, leading a column of modern GAZ Tigr combat vehicles. One of the Tigrs also carries a 360-degree camera, providing a view from the middle of the column.
Russia: Soviet veterans recount glory of V-Day in Moscow.
Ruptly TV May 9, 2017
Russian veterans in Moscow shared their stories of the Great Patriotic War as the Russian capital marked the 72nd anniversary of Victory Day on Tuesday.
Victor Lopatkin, a Soviet military colonel, said that the Red Army's victory felt like 'walking on air'; "First of all, we rushed to embrace one another because the war was over. We were children, 12 to 19 years old. We all were full of emotion."
Russia: Vladivostok becomes first city in Russia to mark Victory Day with fireworks.
Ruptly TV May 9, 2017
Vladivostok became the first city in Russia to mark the 72nd anniversary of Victory Day with a fireworks display, Tuesday, after thousands of people gathered to join in the festivities.
A number of commemorative events celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the official capitulation of Nazi Germany to Soviet forces are taking place in 26 Russian cities. In Vladivostok, more than 1,500 military personnel and 49 pieces of military equipment were deployed for the Victory Day parade. Thousands of Vladivostok residents also took part in the Immortal Regiment march, walking through the city holding banners and pictures of relatives and unknown veterans of World War II.
Su-57s & Terminators: MoD Reveals New Hardware Taking Part in Victory Day Parade.
Sputnik MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 21:10 07.04.2018
This year's parade dedicated to the 72nd anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War will feature over 10,000 troops, more than 120 vehicles and 70+ aircraft, including over half a dozen pieces of equipment never seen before on Red Square before.
Russian Ground Forces Commander in Chief Col Gen. Oleg Salyukov confirmed what new hardware will appear in the parade in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda, the official newspaper of the ministry of defense.
According to the commander, the BMPT Terminator armored fighting vehicle, the Tor-M2 surface-to-air missile system, the Typhoon-K MRAP vehicle, as well as National Guard color scheme GAZ Tigr infantry mobility vehicles, Ural-432009 6x6 trucks, and Patrul MRAP vehicles will be taking part.
Other equipment at the parade will include Rakushka armored personnel carriers, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, the Buk-M2 anti-aircraft missile system, Pantsir-S1 combined SAM and anti-aircraft artillery system, the Iskander-M tactical missile system, and the Yars mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system. Armata tanks, Boomerang and Kurganets IFVs, Koalitsiya-SV howitzers and the Arctic paint scheme version of the Tor-M2DT will also make an appearance.
Over 70 aircraft will take to the sky for the aerial portion of the parade, including, for the first time, two Su-57 fifth-gen stealth fighters.
Tu-160, Tu-95MS, and Tu-22MZ strategic and long range bombers, Il-78 tankers, Il-76MD strategic airlift planes, Su-34 and Sukhoi Su-24 and Su-25 medium and frontline aviation bombers, Su-35S, Su-30SM, MiG-29s, MiG-31BM fighters, and Mi-26, Mi-8, Mi-28N, Ka-52 and Mi-35 helicopters will also appear, flying in from air bases in the Moscow, Tver, Saratov, Kaluga, Voronez, Lipetsk, and Niznhy Novgorod regions.
Parade rehearsals began on March 28 in Albino outside Moscow. They will be joined by air formations on April 9. On April 26 and May 3, the vehicles will make nighttime practice runs on Red Square, followed by a final dress rehearsal on May 6.
Russia and other republics of the former Soviet Union celebrate Victory Day on May 9, marking the Allies' victory over Nazi Germany on May 9, 1945.
Post by TsarSamuil on Apr 26, 2018 16:18:19 GMT -5
Victory Day Approaches: Flying Tanks, Terminators and Tors Set to Make Red Square Debut.
Vesti News Apr 24, 2018
In Nizhniye Mnyovniki, military hardware is being prepared for the Victory Day Parade. Dozens of military vehicles have been transported from Alabino to Moscow over the weekend including the flying tanks, the notorious Terminators and the famous Tors.
From tanks to drones: Military hardware floods central Moscow in V-Day parade rehearsal (VIDEO)
RT.com 27 Apr, 2018 21:29
Thousands of servicemen and dozens of armored vehicles, defense systems and even drones appeared in downtown Moscow for a Victory Day parade rehearsal, offering a sneak peek of the novelties to be displayed at the upcoming parade.
Some 12,500 personnel took part in the rehearsals, staged at the iconic Red Square late on Thursday. More than 150 pieces of military hardware rolled through Moscow’s center, allowing bystanders to get a glimpse of the weaponry that will participate in the upcoming Victory Day parade.
Victory Day parade regulars, the T-72 main battle tanks, have been presented with the most modern modifications of the iconic machine. The T-72B3 machines seen during the rehearsal have additional spaced armor and quite fancy side skirts, along with other improvements.
Arctic-bound Tor-M2DT short-range air defense systems, which debuted at the Parade last year, are set to appear during the celebrations again. The base platform of the system, the DT-30 twin off-road vehicle, has already been tested in the Arctic, while the interceptor missiles have shown impressive capabilities. The entire Tor-M2DT complex is set to be weather-proven this year and, following the tests, the systems are expected to be adopted by Russia’s Arctic troops.
New Russian attack UAVs, namely the ‘Korsar’ and ‘Katran,’ will be featured during the parade for the very first time. The machines will seemingly be carried on trucks alongside their armament that will be put on display and not fly on their own, but any surprises can be expected.
Earlier this week, the aviation crew that is set to take part in the parade completed preparations for the event, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry. A whole range of aircraft is expected to partake in the celebrations, including strategic and tactic bombers, fighters and close air support, as well as various helicopters. At least two cutting-edge Su-57 warplanes are also expected to fly over Red Square on May 9.
White Cossack: How are you, Nikolov? I heard it's a hot summer in Sweden this year. Do you enjoy it? Regards, Yaroslav
Jul 20, 2018 5:51:43 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Very very hot...sometimes around 31-35...and it has been going on since month of May, everything is scorched yellow and dry, things are dying or dead, this is abnormal summer..must be global warming, usually have rainy dull summers, this feel like south eu
Jul 30, 2018 10:49:17 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: large forest fires, not where I live, but have country-wide BBQ ban..which I find ridiculous...not to enjoy this warm summer? pffft..
Jul 30, 2018 10:50:42 GMT -5
White Cossack: You enjoy it, huh.
Jul 30, 2018 12:41:41 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Bbq is basic slavic right
Aug 3, 2018 10:18:31 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: @ussrstrong: I blame general low activity on social medias, all the people sit there today
Oct 10, 2018 12:53:50 GMT -5
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Oct 14, 2018 5:48:26 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Its the substitute for going out, meeting and spending your time with friends in real life. Its just part of the story. When I was younger I remember people were meeting to play team sports, but today you see completely autistic people jogging with iPhone.
Oct 14, 2018 18:18:38 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Then they come back home, put pictures on Instagram or Facebook to show off how they spent their time jogging, and as mental satisfaction they get few likes or hearts, or whatever social medias have today, which is a measure of how good their life is. Sick
Oct 14, 2018 18:21:43 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: Sto Latz! Today marks 100 years of Polska! May there be 100 more! Wish I could have gone to the Independence March to celebrate this year, of all years. Theres always the next one to look forward to...
Nov 11, 2018 6:56:57 GMT -5
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Nov 25, 2018 17:19:11 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: The latest flare up in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is painful to watch. Two brothers pit against one-another by foriegn elites, for what? Money and power... Sad.
Nov 30, 2018 3:17:07 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Seems like its loosing momentum? lets hope...
Dec 29, 2018 9:15:04 GMT -5
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Feb 27, 2019 23:01:32 GMT -5
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Aug 12, 2019 15:49:41 GMT -5
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