Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Victory Day

Okay I know this took me a while to post. Victory Day was May 9th. But I had to get the pics from Kathryn because I did the video (which I don't have with me right now). I will post the video soon. Here are some pics of the day but they are in reverse order.

The first is that evening when we went to Victory park to an outdoor concert.

Victory Day is to celebrate the victory over WWII. This is the first time in 17 years (since the fall fo the Soviet Union) that they brought out the Soviet war tanks. It was such a cool parade! Here is a communist rally that took place as soon as the parade was over.
This is how crowded the street was, this street leads to Red Square and is usually one of the busiest streets in the city.

Here is me and Kat after the parade. It was so cold that day. We didn't expect it b/c it was warm the day before. We figured we would be too warm in sweatshirts. Thankfully our friend Jason lived about a 2 minute walk fromt there and gave us an extra layer of fleece to wear.

This is the sad looking bus they gave the WWII veterans to ride in.

And now begins the tanks. Enjoy!

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