The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The flowers in the Alexandrovsky Gardens outside of the Kremlin are BEAUTIFUL this year. The gardens have been closed all week so that they'll be spotless during the May 9th festivities. Dignitaries from all over the world will be there for the huge parade that ends at Red Square.
I'll do a post about Victory Day when I get back; right now, though, I'm hurrying to get out the door with the girls for a day and a half outside of the city. In the meantime, here's a link to last year's post on Victory Day when Rachael, Cecelia, Jack and Katya from alwayswanted4.blogspot.com came to visit us last year for the holiday!
Before I leave, however, here are some more pictures of the gardens. Every walkway has been swept, ever single blade of grass is trimmed just right!
The rows of flowers are arranged to look like a St. George ribbon, the ubiquitous symbol of respect for those who fought in Word War II (or The Great Patriotic War, as Russians call it).
You can read more about the ribbon here. Russians are REALLY into growing flowers to look like pictures.
This year the tulips are GORGEOUS!
It's too bad that only the groundskeepers and soldiers got to enjoy the garden this week!