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  • Writer's pictureDasha Ziborova

Happy New Year, Dear Comrades!

Updated: Apr 18, 2020

Dear reader, In light of the approaching holiday season, I would like to run a little quiz: What was the most anticipated holiday in the Soviet Union?

  1. Great October Socialist Revolution Day (ironically, celebrated on November 7)

2. Military Parade on the Victory Day (celebrated in May)

While the rest of the world celebrated the end of WWII on May 8, Russians celebrated it on May 9. Stalin was upset that he wasn’t at the German Instrument of Surrender signing in Reims, so the USSR requested the Surrender be signed for a second time with the Soviet High Command present, which was done a day later in Berlin.

3.New Year’s Celebration(celebrated on December 31/January 1)

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