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The 2020 Victory Day celebrations have been altered in Russia due to the coronavirus pandemic, with many of the nation’s annual festivities, including the military parade being postponed. However, a fireworks display is set to illuminate the night sky over the Russian capital on 9 May in honour of the victory over the Nazi regime.
The live broadcast from Luzhniki stadium shows massive fireworks lighting up the night sky in Moscow, Russia. The display begins at 22:00 Moscow time (18:00 GMT).
The anniversary of the victory over the Nazis in WWII is observed annually on 8 May in Europe and 9 May in post-Soviet countries.
Victory Day marks the final defeat of Nazi Germany by the Soviet Union and the allies in World War II. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the triumph.
A number of commemorative events for the occasion, including the country’s major military parade in Red Square, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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