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The Red flag over the Reichstag, 70 years ago today, May 2.

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    The symbolic photo of the raising of the Red Flag of Russia over the Reichstag in Berlin was exactly 70 years ago today,
    May the 2nd, 1945 - May 2, 2015.

    A nice colourised photo of the re-enacted raising, as the first flag was actually raised on the 1st of May, 1945, and during the night,
    the re-enacted flag raising was done during the next day, May 2.

    Bob
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    Some more information that was kindly sent to me by 'Old Flags Wanted', Mr. Ben Weed, in the US.

    The red banner raised over the Berlin Reichstag was actually a table cloth from the Moscow TASS office - H&S was added by paint, and later after the Berlin event more paint was again added to include the unit lettering. Flag now called the Victory banner, resides in the Moscow Armed Forces Museum, and was trooped many times to kick off the subsequent Moscow Victory parades. These days a replica is used for the parades.
    It is interesting to note that this banner was considered too important a relic to be included the "WW2 thru Russian Eyes"
    artifact tour of the USA. But the Nazi SS-LAH standard and
    the big RK metallic eagle was part of that 1990's US exhibition.

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