Russia: ‘Pobeda’ vintage train finishes Victory Day celebration tour in Rostov

A vintage steam train called 'Pobeda' [Victory] finished its south-Russian tour at Rostov-on-Don’s main railway station on Friday, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the region's liberation from Nazi-German forces. The journey took two weeks to complete, during which the train travelled through the North Caucasus, as well as Krasnodar, Tuapse and Novorossiysk. The carriages were also... Еще identical to those used during the Great Patriotic War, including heated freight cars, flatbeds and living quarters. All the equipment was provided by the Museum of North Caucasus Railway. The journey comes ahead of the 2018 Victory Day festivities, set to take place across Russia on May 9, marking the anniversary of the official capitulation of Nazi Germany to Soviet forces.

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