Berlin 09.05.2022

On Victory Day the Russian community in Berlin and sympathisers gathered at the Brandenburg Gate before parading along Straße des 17. Juni; later reaching the Soviet  War Memorial in Tiergarten where they commemorated the fallen Soviet soldiers during World War II and the victory over Nazi Germany.

 

Later in the afternoon commemorations continued at the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park where, despite the police ban Russian flags and St. George ribbons were repeatedly displayed. A woman briefly flaunted a DPR separatist flag before being taken away shortly after.

 

The commemoration at Treptower Park highlighted a mixed presence of pro-Putin supporters, German right-wing elements, Soviet nostalgics, pacifists and members of the antifascist unions.