Eve of Victory Day

A <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011412" title="Minsk (Belarus)" href="/topic/international/belarus/minsk-%28belarus%29-PLGEO100100602011412.topic">Belarus</a> girl lays flowers on the graves at the WW II memorial military cemetery in Minsk on the eve of Victory Day celebrations in Minsk. Belarus, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000025" title="Russia" href="/topic/international/russia-PLGEO00000025.topic">Russia</a> and some former Soviet Union countries will celebrate the 67th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCIG00000044" title="Nazi Party" href="/topic/politics/parties-movements/nazi-party-ORCIG00000044.topic">Nazi Germany</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST00000110" title="World War II (1939-1945)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/world-war-ii-%281939-1945%29-EVHST00000110.topic">WWII</a> on May 9.

( Getty Images / May 8, 2012 )

A Belarus girl lays flowers on the graves at the WW II memorial military cemetery in Minsk on the eve of Victory Day celebrations in Minsk. Belarus, Russia and some former Soviet Union countries will celebrate the 67th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in WWII on May 9.

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