Fireworks explode over the Yenisei River as part of the celebrations for the Victory Day in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, May 9, 2011. Russia celebrates the 66th anniversary of the World War Two victory over Nazi Germany.
People take part in a festive procession to mark the Victory Day during in the northern city of Murmansk May 9, 2011. Russia celebrates the 66th anniversary of the World War Two victory over Nazi Germany.
According to § 4 of the federal constitutional law about the national anthem of the Russian Federation:
The national anthem of the Russian Federation is broadcast by state television and radio companies: daily - before the beginning of and at the end of their broadcast - at 6 hours and at 24 hours local time; on New Years Eve - the broadcast will be followed by the chiming of the clock on the Spassky Tower of Moscow’s Kremlin at 24 hours local time.
Russian National Anthem:
Russia – our holy nation, Russia – our beloved country. A mighty will, great glory – These are yours for all time!
Be glorious, our free Fatherland,
Age-old union of fraternal peoples,
Popular wisdom given by our forebears!
Be glorious, our country! We are proud of you!
From the southern seas to the polar lands Spread our forests and fields. You are unique in the world, one of a kind – Native land protected by God!
Wide spaces for dreams and for living Are opened for us by the coming years Our loyalty to our Fatherland gives us strength. Thus it was, thus it is and always will be!
The Spasa-Na-Krovi Temple in Saint Petersburg - Eastern Orthodox church erected in the memory of the fact that in this exact place, on March 1, 1881, Emperor Alexandr II was mortally wounded in an assassination attempt. The phrase “Na Krovi”, meaning “on blood” in Russian, signifies the blood of the Tsar. The temple was built as a monument to the martyr Tsar on money collected across Russia.