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Sunday, 10 May 2009

Happy Victory Day!

Yesterday Russia celebrated the end of WWII with parades and parties aplenty. Here is the video of the parade on Moscow's Red Square. As Caroline already posted (but about which I'm still in shock), it was a lovely sunny day because the Moscow authorities have ways of dispersing the clouds - if anyone knows how you could possibly do this, please get in touch!

Still, they do put on a good show!



The Expatresse said...

I don't know how they do it, but my understanding is that it is common knowledge that the Kremlin ensures that May 9 is cloudless and sunny . . . didja notice it got sort of cloudy AFTER the parade both this year AND last year? (Cure Twilight Zone music)

Katie said...

I'm actually in Petersburg where it was sunny until just after the parade too (well a couple of hours after)... although all my Petersburg friends swear blind there was nothing strange at play. Suspicious...