November 7 is Russia’s annual “Military Honor Day”. Celebrations were held in many places in Russia that day. Moscow’s Red Square has been transformed into an open-air museum, displaying tanks, anti-aircraft guns, armored vehicles and other equipment used by the Soviet army during World War II. A stage and a mini-theatre were set up on the Red Square to once again sing songs from the Great Patriotic War; scenes of the fight against fascism were staged.

On November 7, 1941, the Nazi German army arrived at the gates of Moscow. The Soviet Union held a military parade in Red Square. A large number of soldiers were reviewed and marched directly from Red Square to the front line. To commemorate this military parade, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree in 2004, designating November 7 as “Military Honor Day”.