Two separate capitulation events took place at the time. First, the capitulation to the Allied nations in Reims was signed on 7 May 1945, effective 23:01 CET 8 May. This date is commonly referred to as the V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) in most western European countries. Joseph Stalin was displeased by this, believing that the German surrender should have been accepted only by the envoy of the USSR Supreme command and signed only in Berlin. Stalin insisted the Reims protocol be considered preliminary, with the main ceremony to be held in Berlin, where Marshal Zhukov was at the time, as the latter recounts in his memoirs:
“[Quoting Stalin:] Today, in Reims, Germans signed the preliminary act on an unconditional surrender. The main contribution, however, was done by Soviet people and not by the Allies, therefore the capitulation must be signed in front of the Supreme Command of all countries of the anti-Hitler coalition, and not only in front of the Supreme Command of Allied Forces. Moreover, I disagree that the surrender was not signed in Berlin, which was the center of Nazi aggression. We agreed with the Allies to consider the Reims protocol as preliminary." - from Wikipedia.
VDay: Moscow Immortal Regiment march pays tribute to WW2 heroes and victims.
RT’s special coverage of the Moscow Immortal Regiment march. Putin goes with a crowd. Show me one other world leader, who marches with his people and whose people are marching with him. Thousands have gathered to honor those who survived the deadliest conflict in human history and those who lost their lives fighting for peace and freedom. People have been taking part in a patriotic initiative called the March of the Immortal Regiment – participants are walking through the streets of Russia's capital. holding portraits of their relatives who fought during WW2.
Red Square. "In old Russian the word "красная" (now "red" in English) meant something like "nice", "beautiful". Red Square was named in 16th century I think. It is honestly confusing ...oh, here's what Wikipedia has to say on that: "The name Red Square does not originate from the pigment of the surrounding bricks (which, in fact, were whitewashed at certain periods) nor from the link between the color red and communism. Rather, the name came about because the Russian word красная (krasnaya), which means "red," was applied to a small area between St. Basil's Cathedral, the Spassky Tower of the Kremlin, and the Lobnoe Mesto (it actually never was a place of execution).
Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich officially extended the name to the entire square, which had previously been called Pozhar, or "burnt-out place", in reference to the fact that several buildings had to be burned down to make place for the square. Several ancient Russian towns, such as Suzdal, Yelets, and Pereslavl-Zalessky, have their main square named Krasnaya ploshchad."
Putin, holding his father's picture (he was veteran of WWII), marching with the people on the Red Square during the Victory Parade
- Ирина Рыбина:"Вот он, наш "диктатор", идет вместе с народом. А на Западе - демократия, где они без охраны ни шага не сделают. Нам не понять "истинные западные демократические ценности" . Идёт со всеми вместе, а не по пустой улице в Париже, как наши "неуважаемые партнёры" для показухи! "Пятая" колона либералов не понимает,что ей никогда не быть во главе нашей страны, наш народ не примет "зарубежную псевдо демократию", а такие как Горбачев могут "заткнуться", один раз ему наш народ поверил и за это "платит"до сих пор, это и войны на УКРАИНЕ, в наше время и развал страны советов, да мы чуть совсем не потеряли РОССИЮ! Bcпомните Чечню... A страну после "перестройки", а вооруженные столкновения в Москве, разруха, бандитизм, теракты, развал АРМИИ.... СПАСИБО НЫНЕШНЕЙ ВЛАСТИ И НАШЕМУ ПРЕЗИДЕНТУ, СТРАНА ЖИВЕТ, ЗДРАВСТВУЕТ, ДОВЕРИЕ НАРОДА К ВЛАСТИ ОГРОМНОЕ."
- Вера Козлова:"ВЫШЛИ МЫ ВСЕ ИЗ НАРОДА...НАШ ПРЕЗИДЕНТ ВЫШЕЛ ИЗ СОВЕТСКОГО НАРОДА И МЫ ВСЕ ЕМУ БЛАГОДАРНЫ ЗА ПРЕДАННОСТЬ РОССИИ И НАРОДУ."
Millions of Russians are celebrating this great day. Aeroparade: Military planes flying over Moscow rooftops on Victory Day May 9 This parade celebrates WW2 which Russians and another countries won... Nazis LOST!
Apparently World War II just wasn’t worth remembering anything about to some people and to others, Adolf Hitler’s little mustache was more memorable than the fact that he orchestrated the mass genocide of millions less than 80 years ago.
I can't believe that so many people fought and died so these morons could be so stupid. That is so unbelievably sad. It appears that the current education system is failing big time in the teaching of world history. But they get off Veterans day and Memorial day... Do they even know what the 4th, of July is about ? This why we are going to relive the horrors of the 20th century. People don't remember them or know why they happened so they are doomed to repeat the same mistakes.
- John Wisch:"The result of "public" education. I knew it was bad. Just not that bad. I am sooooo glad that the NEA is out there moderating and leading our public school educators. If you can actually call them that anymore. The proper more correct term would be liberal indoctrinators.."
Cold, starvation, death – the immense tragedy of Soviet people to stop Hitler and liberate Europe. Peoples in Europe stand with Russia only puppets politicians and some morons make ´´problems´´. The Soviet people was and still a great nation. https://www.facebook.com/inthen0w/videos/617221985094841/ https://lnkd.in/enU-f6z
World War 2 in Numbers: Price for the Peace
Decades after the end of the deadliest war in history many people don't know what price was paid for the peace.
RT's Gayane Chichakyan and Caleb Maupin asked people on the streets of Washington and New York a simple question about the war. Here's what came out of it.
- totmirmis:"This is truly shocking! how come Americans are so uneducated?"
- Ed Majden:"Something must be seriously wrong with the American education system!"
- Dmitriy Niyazov:"I remember my Soviet - emigre classmate was suspended from a NY high school after challenging his history teacher about her mentioning that USA contributed greatest in defeating the Nazis."
- Illusive Serb:"American schools didn't teach me that much" -US Department of Education motto :"
- Artyom Kirilov:"These fucking Americans make me wanna nuke my own country, I know we're stupid but OH MY GOD!! They must have an IQ of -2. Holy shit, now I know why Europe thinks were retarded."
- Barry Soetorro:"Common core education and dumbing down of America makes it easy for them to be mindless sheeple."
- xXZyborg_GoatXx “The Goat:"Reporter: "Which country took Berlin?" Lady: "United States." I just shit myself."
- tyjghjghhh:"DON'T WORRY ameriCunts....... you are going to LEARN about world wars...... first hand..... cause it's coming your way, you can thank your fucktard politicians for this.... cause THEY AIN'T FIGHTING it, YOU ARE.."
- Dart Vader:"Gee, Americans need to learn the real story of WW2: https://www.sott.net/article/317951-Victory-Day-American-narrative-of-World-War-II-falsifies-history"
- harbinger200:"My god! No wonder they vote for Clintons and Bushes for decades. Brain has left the building!"
- Kris:"There must be something in the water round there... We Brits were in the thick of it, we remember the Battle of Britain. Churchill with his everlasting half drunken radio broadcasts. The U.S didn't join in until we'd been fighting for years already. I wonder if Russian citizens remember Britain sending her aid? It was a really bad time for 99% of us. The 1% made a small fortune from this, the 1st and Cold wars."
- Сергей Строганов:"United States went to war with Germany in 1944, when the USSR had already begun to liberate Europe. "
- Rodion Telyatnik:"Just print "Americans are" in youtube search."
- Charles Magnes:"...or, who played the greatest role in destroying the white race and Europe... "
- staryjaszczur:"OMG a lot of them did not know that the Germans were Nazi!!! No surprise they believe in term "Polish concentration camps""
- shareofhonor:"There were 3000 casualties on D-day at the same time on the eastern front the Germans and Russians had 1 million casualties a month. It is not even close. D day was a virtually unopposed invasion. Not the great victory it is made out to be. "
- moonvapors:"America didn't teach anything good about Russia after the war because they were terrified of Communism and that Americans might rise up and become Communists and not allow the Corporations to own us instead."
- Juan Santana:"Tells you something about the level of education and awareness Americans have in general = zero. Thank their educational system, and they embarrassing media channels (read propaganda machines...) "
- treyo777:"Maybe this dumbs will know better who will defeat imperialistic USA, when Russian soldiers rise Victory banner over Capitol hill..."
- Godfrey Kilayko:"Millions of people sacrificed themselves in ww2 and they don't even know who were the allies and where Nazis where? Oh, common!"
- Kim Jong Chill:"I think this question needs to stop being asked.. too many butt hurt nationalists think their country is the only country that singlehandedly won the war."
- joe blo1 day ago+Kim Jong Chill:"It wasn't their country, it was occupied by the Jews the same way Britain, France and so on and so on. Just like today."
- сергей сергеевич:"Not one Russian soldier was involved in invasion of Poland, when Germany occupied Poland, then Russia took back their territory because Poland a few decades earlier used the civil war in Russia and occupied this territory. Of course, these territories never belonged to Poland and today does not belong to Poland , Poles never lived there and in the history this territory were part of Poland in the period between Civil War and ww2 when Poland occupied this territories."
- Jurgen Reitze1:"USAmericans only knows what USAmerican government wants them to know. Shame."
- ICE AV Sales:"America should be ashamed of their blanket ignorance and bias. This is what happens when you listen to a biased education and media. A country looses over 20,000,000 people during 1941-45 defeating fascism and defending their country and American's have no idea what happened in their father and grandfathers generation."
- xNightRider360x:"60 million allies died compared to 10 axis I wonder who really won."
- Jeffrey Wacker:"Blame our shitty biased education please. Anyone that picks up a book can see that the Soviet people suffered 10 million dead while my people suffered barely 300k, and that's including all the island hopping campaigns."
- Evgeniy Nikolaev+Jeffrey Wacker:"The Soviet Union lost in the Second World War killed 27 million people, of which the soldiers were 9 million. That is, 18 million people are civilians who were killed."
- solunasunrise:"Undoublty without the soviets it would all be naziland now .... the Americans stepped in just as soon the soviets made solid progress in defeating the Germans while taking back land .... ALL other countries where victims and sidekicks except for japan which mostly fought their own war on the other side of the planet !!! "
- Nicholas Petrov:"I suspected that they do not know much about it but I don't think that they have NO idea at all. It's really sad."
- Nicholas Petrov:"It proves that The US didn't win the WAR."
- Omaragorn:"You should ask them who had to pay the price for the holocaust."
- Yunus - Jonah:"But does anyone know why the war REALLY started ? Hitler was a Zionist supporter. World war II goal was to scare European Jews into leaving Europe and forcefully deport them to Palestine. Because what European Jew would leave Europe their homes and businesses for a desert ? Because back then Israel didn't exist, what I mean : there were no universities and beautiful settlements and a great army and infrastructure like Israel has today. So, they came up with a plan to scare the Jews into leaving Europe for a desert. But unfortunately it took a world war that killed 80 million people to accomplish this. And today you have stupid Americans who don't even know who fought in the war and even dumber Russians who call world war 2 'the great patriotic war' . You should call it 'the great lie'."
- Fapoleon Bonerfarte:"It's not news that Americans are uneducated. The dumber people are, the easier they are to control."
- Geo Nik:"Oh my God! Russia, I'm feeling bad for those stupid Americans bro"
- Pino Kio:"Lol why would you ask Americans tough questions like that. You ask them things like what is war or what is food or how can one find the answer to 2+2."
- Fapoleon Bonerfarte:"Americans are extremely ignorant when it comes to foreign affairs, that is an absolute fact. "
- Vla Chawngthu:"Most Americans be like .. WW2? oh let me check the lists which war was that.."
- SmithsCrhronicles:"I asked some people on the street as well.... the top 5 answers I got was 1- Zimbabwe, 2- Rwanda, 3- Italy, 4- Nazi Germany, 5- Afghanistan... I went to ask one of the person why he said Nazi Germany, he replied, well the Nazis never lost it he says, they simply moved office to the U.S and then created their new swastika version embedded in the NATO symbol." 66 Likes
- Dejan Stoimenovski:"Who cares about some dumb Yanks. The rest of the world remembers..." 48 Likes
- TheJegozu:"Typical Hillary Clinton and Obama worshiping libtards." 83 Likes
- Mark. edfordef:"I can't believe how many Americans don't know this, I'm from Britain and we were taught all about Russia's efforts, the sad thing is that in today's climate if we remembered how we fought alongside each other we'd probably like each other more!"
- СтАрАеМсЯ:"Russia won the second world war, but lost the information war." 96 Likes
- King The Great. Salavan:"The majority of AmeriKKKans got it wrong. lol."
- Iljana:"Nazi Germany was defeated by Germany 😂 Dumb dumber US Americans! Congratz!" 173 Likes
- Sko Leo:"Some Americans think the president of Germany now is Hitler. I wish I was making this up."
- S Downunder:"Idiocracy the movie is fact in the US shocking!"
- JewTube:"Yeah, operation Valkyrie was a failure after all."
- Guldar Heel2:"Typical border line retarded Americans."
- TevLex1:"Wow, the answers were more accurate than i expected. )))"
- Arius Black:"As an Army Brat that grew up in West Germany, watching this is truly Fucking embarrassing. These complete God Damn Morons. Say hello to President Trump."
- Andrea Dzeržinskij:"What a shitty people. Probably in the bidonvilles of the third word they are more educated."
- Zeno1999:"Now you know why voting does not matter !"
- Milan Kostić+Zeno1999:"He, he, half of the people in US never vote anyway :D Random zombie does not know what s/he ate at yesterday morning let say :D"
- Soyuzistan Ball:"I think I'm the only American that legitimately knows about WW2.."
- Anton Kornilov:"Holy fuck, are Americans really this stupid? Do they really understand what they read or even if they are taught the true history of the World and not just the distorted Hollywood and controlled press view! The US produces many kids that can't spell and can't do basic math."
- BrotherWoody1:""American schools didn't teach me that much." No. This "Millennial" never learned that much Or much of anything else either, I imagine. Inexcusable ignorance."
- Ambroid Phlexes:"That particular person went to school with the goal of obtaining employment. The purpose of education is not to earn one's daily bread, but to make every bite sweeter".
- Viktor Ang2:"I hope WW3 comes to them so they maybe learn in schools later what exactly happen in Russia."
- Jevezy:"I apologize and deeply embarrassed by the dumb answers you received from my fellow Americans. I wish you had asked me, I would have said Russia. These people are the product of poor world history that is taught in public and private schools. Thank you for the great sacrifice you made, a sacrifice unrivaled by any other country. God bless President Putin and Russia."
- Stephen Harpe:"Nothing new here : AMERICANS only caring about their own glory... Know virtually nothing about history... f*ing idiots.."
- Dwarfkilla hmm:"Just shows how the powers at be Brainwash their people to be selfish and narrow minded. Amerca needs to stop interfering in other peoples business and contrite on their own Major Problems.
- Fred Dietz1:"This era of Americans is truly the biggest bunch of pinheads that ever strolled across God's green earth."
- Евгений Евгений:"All you need know about justice in this world((((("
- Meyer Lansky1:"Nazi" Germany was defeated by international Jewry using its slaves Britain,the United States and the Soviet Union."
- Dan L:"What's all this about countries? it was quite simply the conniving Jews that framed and overthrew the booming German socialists while painting themselves as the victims."
- Abde Ssamad Ajdar:"For the record 74% of German casualties were caused by the Soviets.So yeaaaaaah..."
- Я не буду давать Косово:"STUPID AMERICANS after 10 years they will not know about World War 2. They have learned to live easily and they do not know about the rest of the world. The rest of the world must be misery what their government is doing today. We fight vs NATO's Nazis! And East will win again the West Terrorists America is Devil NATO is Evil LONG LIVE RUSSIA!
Genghis Khan, Ottoman Empire, Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler...they all want to win Russia, but when they saw that they screwed they run away, Slavs(Russians, Serbians,Belorussians...) are the most powerful nation in the world, we are at war when America did not exist, today America is shit and that nation don't exist, you are a colony of Britain, real Americans are extinct, today Americans are from Europa, and yes black American are from Africa they are slaves America is evil and they live off the global economy, they killing people from all countries for oil, they make wars for sell weapons, drug, prostitution is from America, everything bad is from America. America did nothing in WW2, they are not even attacked they are mixed as today everywhere.
Do you know why English language is popular in world, if you don't know England was a big colonial power what it means? That means they are tyrants, they go around world and kill people, poor people from india, Africa work for them for nothing, people from that countries are slaves to England, and that is why is English so popular, read some correct books from history and see what countries like France, Germany and your fucking Anglo Saxons doing. Anglo Saxons first genocide make when they kill indigenous tribes Celts, after that they start to terrorize all world but they cant Slavs, after Christian schism Western powers led by Vatican beginning with the extermination of Orthodoxy Russians never be tyrants, we have our culture, language, religion... and we don't care about rest of the world, America interested in the rest of the world and countries that want to occupy the world"
- mumbles005:" I think Germany played the biggest role in their own defeat. Their failure to act at certain key moments and their decision to attack Russia in violation of their treaty. Also the fact they got caught in the Russian winter. Maybe some people answered Germany because they are dumb but Germany is the most correct answer."
- CIA Imports:"Are you serious ? Germany is still at Israel's wrath with forced immigrant cultural diversity and Merkel , Germany is in bad shape. Now if you compare Hiroshima to say Detroit then it's obvious that Japan won the war lol. Israel is the devil pulling the strings."
- US AF:"USA sucks but I bet you won't say that to a man in uniform. only in the internet where your safe. smh people have no balls these days just a bunch of skirts."
- ifyouseekay theusa:"Absolutely.. correct. you have to remember Americas are stupid people. they really are. example, went into shop in LA, spoke, she heard my accent. asked were was i from, i mentioned my COUNTRY, only to be quizzed if it took long to drive there. Americans are fed bullshit daily it's kind of ironic as they see themselves as some super country, when they are totally controlled. they all think the same, they all look the same, act the same. It's trippy. LA is super fake. US joined the war late in the piece, ask american, they would answer started it and won it just them alone, I am amazed at people being able to even correctly name JUST any other country in the world regardless of if they were in ww2."
- Xtragicfever"Sorry, but the US did contribute the most economically. I notice RT failed to mention the Lend Lease policy of the United States, which contributed war ships, Sherman and Lee-Grant tanks, GMC 2 1/2 ton trucks, Thompson sub-machine guns, 37 and 57 mm AT guns to name just a few things that kept the Russians from folding like a cheap suit in 1941/2 "
- MrSpartan:"Also the United States was fighting in two fronts , Europe and pacific. i imagine that fighting in two fronts was difficult task. "
- MilitantPeaceist:"We pleaded with the US to take up a role against Germany & they refused. Germany was the US's ally. The US only got involved after Japan made it impossible to ignore. "
- drop the dead donkey:"You mean after America bombed pearl harbor themselves to get the public to agree to them getting involved...smells like 9/11, pretend America is being attacked and the dumb public let you go to war with their blessing and of course their tax money...people are so easy to manipulate."
- Cheyne Miller:"You sir are correct. but once we got involved we threw all of our weight into it"
- MilitantPeaceist:"Very true. Don't let my criticism of historic accuracy influence a discussion on war effort. I don't know how having PH bombed & blamed on the Japanese aids the US's overall plan for anything. At that time, IBM, EXXON & Ford (& other corps) had contracts with the Nazi's as well as supplying allies with weaponry & ammunition so entering into the war was not in the US's best financial interest & the looming cold war was not even a thought at that stage as it was WW2 that made the US aware of the CCCP's might which was the impetus to the US industrial war machine so it wasn't a strategic move either. The US didn't start any war here, they came into an already blooming war 1/2 way through. "
- сергей сергеевич:"Russians destroyed 9 of 10 Nazi tanks, killed 80% of Nazi soldiers , destroyed 80% of Nazi aircraft (on the list of 100 most successful ww2 air aces no one American and half aces are Russians). Russia has liberated 12 times more territory then UK, FRA, USA together. All death camps liberated soldiers of the Red Army - USA Army is not one (historical facts not Hollywood) ... "
- Commonwealth Of Nations:" United States
Commonwealth of the Philippines
These are all the countries that declared war on Nazi Germany and/or the Empire of Japan these are the countries that played the greatest roles during WW2 "
- Milan Kostić:+Commonwealth Of Nations:"Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland, Romania... were with Nazis. Didn't checked others, but i am sure your copy/paste really went wrong :D You have even Turkey there? Turkey was neutral until last couple minutes in 1945, etc... Yes that is where fun begins as what you name WW2, Russia name as Great Patriotic War and per Russia it started 1941-1945. That war started when German Nazis break non-aggression pact with Soviet Russia with invading the Soviet Union and that was in 1941.
Yes, before that in 1939 and 1940 it was sort of uvertire with just campaigns and treaties as Nazi Germany started occupations and Russia answered and started to do it too so occupied various teritories, Russia occupied, partite spheres of influences or partialy occupied six European countries Poland, Finland, Baltic states and Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina.
But you know why it started in 1941.? because only on that turning point it was very clear what Nazis actually wanted and that is everything ;) With attack of Germany on Russia and with attack of Japan on US in 1941. only on these points it became worlwide clear what madness that was ;) If Nazi succeded today we will not have neither Europe as it is, neither Russia nor US ;) "