Victory Day (9 May) is celebrated in Russia with the annual military parade marking the end of the Great Patriotic War as World War II is known. This year, a similar parade is being held in Ulaanbaatar. On this occasion, the Mongolian Ministry of Defence has organized military parade to mark the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Battle of the Khalkha River, in which Mongolian and Russian troops fought together to defeat the Imperial Japanese incursion into eastern Mongolia. Entitled ‘Warriors Will Be Remembered Forever’, the parade took place between the Ministry of Defence and Georgy Zhukov Square, which is named after the Soviet military commander, who participated in the action. During the parade, some roads were closed between 09.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
The 80th anniversary of the victory of the Battle of Khalkha River will be celebrated officially in August in Dornod Province with a large-scale military event in cooperation with Russia.