The Volokh Conspiracy
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Today is when Russians celebrate—at least they celebrated it under the Soviets, but I'm sure they still celebrate it now—Dien' Pobiedy: Victory Day, the victory of course being victory over the Nazis (or, as the Russians say, Fascists). Americans mark V-E day on May 8, but Russians do it on May 9, for complicated reasons (and see this Wikipedia article). My father, who lived through the Siege of Leningrad, tells me he remembers the original day (he was six at the time).