ARMENIA-V-DAY-VETERANS

5 мая 2017

Armenian World War II veterans participate in Victory Day ceremonies in Yerevan on May 9, 2008. The occasion reflects the trauma of World War II in which millions of Soviet citizens died before driving back the Nazis, but also a large measure of Soviet-style propaganda which airbrushed dark aspects of the story, not least Stalin's massive wartime repressions.  AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYAN (Photo credit should read KAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images)