1. Russian cities have started lining their roads with billboards heralding the event.
Translation: THIS…OUR VICTORY (thanks Marina).
That’s, of course, a photo-illustration of one of the most iconic moments of World War II — the raising of an American flag on Iwo Jima.
Three of the six GIs in the photo were later KIA in the battle with Japanese.
4. MISSING: one Moscow graphic designer.
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