May 9th Victory Day Parade in Kiev

Dan and I went down to Kiev’s main boulevard, Khreshchatik, to watch the Victory Day parade, which marked the 65th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany.  There were marching bands, tanks, war veterans carrying bouquets of flowers, and lots of Ukrainian army conscripts dressed up in World War II style uniforms.

This woman told us she was born in Kiev one day before the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, June 21, 1941.



One Response to “May 9th Victory Day Parade in Kiev”

  1. Gravatar of Christine Dulaney Christine Dulaney
    9. June 2010 at 18:10

    I was glad to see the street sign in Ukrainian!

    Hope you’re having fun!