Victory Day

The order of the Red Star.
Kazakhstan celebrates 70th anniversary of Victory

Today Kazakhstan celebrates one of the most important holidays – the Victory Day, which commemorates the end of the Great Patriotic War, as the WWII is known in the former Soviet states, and the win of the Soviet Union over the Nazi Germany.

Kazakhstan celebrates 70th anniversary of Victory
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin. ©Asemgul Kassenova
Together we will overcome everything: Nazarbayev tells Putin

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Together we will overcome everything: Nazarbayev tells Putin
Military personnel dressed in the Red Army uniform
Celebration of courage and patriotism: 70th Victory Day Parade in Astana

The grand 70th Victory Day parade has taken place in Astana in commemoration of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945.

Celebration of courage and patriotism: 70th Victory Day Parade in Astana
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Victory Day parade in Astana: entrance by invitation only

The upcoming Victory Day parade celebrating the 70th anniversary will be open to guests with invitation cards.

Victory Day parade in Astana: entrance by invitation only
Su 30 Flanker. Photo courtesy of Ministry of Defense press office
New Sukhoi Su-30 fighters arrive to Kazakhstan

The Sukhoi Su-30, Flanker C fighter aircrafts have been delivered to the aviation base in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan from Irkutsk, Russia.

New Sukhoi Su-30 fighters arrive to Kazakhstan
Stillframe from Victoria Ulyanova's video
Shymkent pilots built figure 70 in sky

Pilots in Shymkent have built a figure of 70 in the sky.

Shymkent pilots built figure 70 in sky
Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft. Photo © RIA Novosti
Russia to supply Su-30 Flankers to Kazakhstan

Russia is starting the shipment of the The Sukhoi Su-30, Flanker C fighter aircrafts to Kazakhstan.

Russia to supply Su-30 Flankers to Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of instabeat.me.
Kazakhstanis to have three days off in May

The beginning of May in Kazakhstan has always been rich with holidays. This year, Kazakhstanis will enjoy 3 days off in May.

Kazakhstanis to have three days off in May
Photo courtesy of the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan
Grand airshow awaits Astana for Victory Day

The Ministry of Defense is preparing a grand air show involving both modern and WWII aircraft for the Victory Day celebrations in Kazakhstan.

Grand airshow awaits Astana for Victory Day
Photo courtesy of fablewar.ru
Cavalry procession to grace Astana streets on May 9

A cavalry procession will grace the streets of Kazakh capital to commemorate the 106th Cavalry of the Soviet Army in the fight against Nazi Germany.

Cavalry procession to grace Astana streets on May 9
Mariya Mudryak. Photo from Mudryak's profile in Facebook.
Maria Mudryak mulls solo concert in Kazakhstan

Opera singer Maria Mudryak from Kazakhstan will give solo concerts in Almaty and Astana in May. The events are dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory Day.

Maria Mudryak mulls solo concert in Kazakhstan
Flower-laying ceremony. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Kazakhstan's President congratulates on V-Day

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated the country on the Victory Day at the flower-laying ceremony at Otan Korgaushylar (Defenders of the Homeland) monument.

Kazakhstan's President congratulates on V-Day
Photo courtesy of martinmilinski wordpress blog
Victory Day. Berlin

Victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany remembered in Berlin.

Victory Day. Berlin
Putin takes victory lap to annexed Crimea
Putin takes victory lap to annexed Crimea

President Vladimir Putin took a victory lap Friday in his first visit to Crimea since its annexation by Russia, as fighting in eastern Ukraine left more than 20 dead just days ahead of a separatist vote.

Putin takes victory lap to annexed Crimea
Akhmetzhan Yessimov. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Cycling becomes more popular in Almaty

The number of cyclists in Almaty has reached 90 thousand.

Cycling becomes more popular in Almaty
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Long weekends in May: Work dates in Kazakhstan

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov has signed a governmental decree shifting the dates to make May holidays longer.

Long weekends in May: Work dates in Kazakhstan
Similar event was held in Buryatiya, Russia. Photo courtesy of egov-buryatia.ru
Taldykorgan citizens do 24838 push-ups on May 9

More than 2000 people took part in the event. Every person, who participated in the relay, had to do at least 10 push-ups.

Taldykorgan citizens do 24838 push-ups on May 9
 Russia flexes military muscle on Victory Day
Russia flexes military muscle on Victory Day

Fighter jets screamed over Red Square and heavy tanks rumbled over its cobblestones Thursday as Russia flexed its military muscle on the anniversary of its costly victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

Russia flexes military muscle on Victory Day
Photo courtesy of osinform.ru
Kazakhstan residents to have 4 days off for May 9

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov has signed a government decree on days off in May.

Kazakhstan residents to have 4 days off for May 9
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Salute of 67 salvos will culminate Victory Day celebrations in Astana

A salute of 67 salvos will be held in Astana in commemoration of the Victory Day on May 9.

Salute of 67 salvos will culminate Victory Day celebrations in Astana