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May 9, Armenians celebrate three holidays at once

Residents of Armenia and the numerous Armenian diaspora celebrate public holiday May 9 not only as of the victory in World War II but also as the day of the liberation of Shushi and the formation of the Defense Army.

The Armenian people who survived the genocide have repeatedly shown their courage to the world. And Victory Day has become a real triple holiday of Armenian strength.

Victory Day in Armenia

First of all, as in many countries of the former Soviet Union, Armenia celebrates victory in World War II. About 600 thousand sons of the Armenian people fought on the battlefield against the fascists: about 300 thousand from Armenia, another 200 thousand from other former Soviet republics, another 100 thousand Armenian diasporas fought as part of the allied forces. About 300 thousand of them died in the battles.

Shushi Liberation day in Armenia

The heirs of the great victory continued the glorious traditions of their fathers and grandfathers, showing no less heroism during the years of the Karabakh war. It is on May 9 that the liberation of Shushi is marked. Besides that, the formation of the Army of Defense is also celebrated on this day.

The operation to liberate the city was called “Wedding in the Mountains” and was unique from the point of view of military science.

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