Victory Day Russia 2006 Doodle by search giant

Victory Day is celebrated to commemorate the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union during the Second World War. Initially it was inaugurated in fifteen republics of the Soviet Union.  Then the NAZI people signed the surrender document late in the mid night of 8th May, i.e. on 9th May.

Victory Day Russia 2006 doodle
Victory Day Russia 2006 doodle (May 8, 2006)

On the occasion of Victory Day Russia 2006 Google released a special doodle on 8th May. As a background for the Google logo there is some firework show is displayed in Google Doodle.

There are some red flowers there in the Victory Day Russia 2006 Doodle , as the Victory day is celebrated as a Remembrance Day also. Victory Day Russia 2006 Doodle  was released in the home pages of countries like Ukraine, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Latvia, Moldova, Russia and Tajikistan.

After signing the surrender document in Berlin Soviet people announced the victory on the morning of 9th May. Victory Day become non – labor holiday only from 1965 although the official inauguration was in 1945. It was celebrated as to commemorate the Red Army’s victory over the Nazi forces in the former Soviet Union.

Like this Victory Day in Soviet Union , East Germany was used to celebrate similar official holiday on May 9, from 1975. Apart from this Victory Day German people also used to celebrate a Liberation Day in between 1950 and 1966, and also celebrated on 1985 on its 40th anniversary.

Victory Day celebrations in Moscow
Victory Day celebrations in Moscow [Image Credit : ITAR-TASS]
Victory Day was also observed  in Uzbekistan also before the dissolution of the Soviet Union that occurred in 1998, now restored and celebrated as Memorial/Remembrance Day.

After the Armenian forces Capture of Shusha in 1992 in the Nagorno-Karabakh War, they also celebrates May 9 as de facto independent. In addition to the victory in World War II Nagorno-Karabakh Republic have honored to the victorious turning-point in the war.


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