Victory Day(День победы)
The 9th of May is a special day for all Russian people. This is Victory Day. This is the day when the Great Patriotic War. For the Soviet Union, the war started on the 22nd of June 1941. A day before in all schools of the country there was a party - the last school ball. Girls and boyshad just finished school. They were dancing, dreaming of the future and did not know that the following day, they would go to war and never come home again.
The war lasted for 4 years. It was a very hard time for everyone. In many cities and villages there was starvation. Millions of Soviet soldiers died in this war. But theywon and became heroes to every Russian person.
Since then more than 65 years have passed. But Russian people do not forget their heroes. In every city concerts are held in honour of the Great Patriotic War.