Russia: 'It was such joy and happiness' — Veterans remember triumph over Nazis

Russian WWII veterans shared the memories of the victory over the Nazis as the Russian capital marked the 73d anniversary of Victory Day, in Moscow on Wednesday. One of the veterans recalled that «when the war ended, [the victory] caught me on the Transcaucasian front. At that moment I was on duty. It was such joy and happiness. I hugged all my girls.» Another veteran said that he had lost his... Еще three brothers in the war. «I was 9-10 years old when the war ended. We celebrated. We cried. Everything happened. But the main thing is that we have waited for the victory.» A number of commemorative events celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the official capitulation of Nazi Germany at the end of World War II are taking place in 28 Russian cities on Wednesday.

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