Russia's 'military Disneyland' stages reenactment of Nazi defeat in 1945

Re-enactment of Reichstag storming takes place at 'military Disneyland' in Russia

A re-enactment of the storming of the Reichstag took place near Moscow

Monday, April 24, 2017

A re-enactment of Russia's victory over the Nazis in 1945 has taken place in a “military Disneyland” near Moscow.

Almost 2,000 people took part in the re-enactment at Patriot Park, watched by 5,000 people including Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu, The Guardian said.

The huge cast of history buffs dressed up as soldiers to reenact the storming of the Reichstag, attacking a mock-up of the German parliament building which was taken by Soviet troops at the end of World War II.

Planes also circled over the scene, with period tanks and weaponry used on the ground.

State television also showed explosions and those dressed as Nazi soldiers apparently in flames as they fell to the ground.

Deputy director at Patriot Park, Vladislav Pedenko, said the event took more than six months to prepare for. The park was designed for young people to learn about Russia's history and the miltary. 

However it appears the planners got things slightly wrong, as the building 'attacked' by the Russian troops looked like the modern Bundestag, rather than the building as it appeared in Nazi times.

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