Victory day, may 9, in Ukraine should not be a national holiday. Because until this day remains the output synchronously with Russia, it will have a Russian-Soviet format. This, no doubt, will use Russia.
“May 9 should be a Day of victory over Nazism, on this day to remember the veterans of world war II, in particular veterans of the red army. But this should not be a national holiday,” – said in an interview with “Commander in chief” Chairman of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory Vladimir vyatrovich.
May 8 should be a national holiday and the format of the celebration on may 8 is quite different, he said. In any case, the output 9 may be canceled, assured the historian.
Viatrovych recalled an example of when output in Ukraine was November 7 – the day of the revolution in Russia in 1917. Almost every year on this day there were fights, fights, misunderstandings. After the abolition of the weekend forgot all about the fact that on 7 November can be a day of political contradictions.
Note that in 2019 may 9 will be the weekend.
In 2015, the Verkhovna Rada set may 8 as the Day of remembrance and reconciliation to honor all victims of the Second world war. The symbol of remembrance is the red poppy. Also then decided to celebrate 9 may as the victory Day over Nazism.
In 2018, viatrovych said that the Ukrainian Institute of national memory has suggested the Supreme Rada to transfer a public holiday from 9 may to 8 may.