Unknown persons were able to climb onto the roof of the Reichstag and raise the banner. Photo: freeze frame video
Despite the prohibitions of the German authorities, the red Banner of Victory is flying again over Berlin: unknown persons managed to climb to the roof of the Reichstag and raise a banner that fluttered next to the flag of modern Germany.
Many tourists and residents of the German capital, celebrating Europe Day today, post photos and videos on social media.
In Germany, Russian symbols and flags are only allowed during the Immortal Regiment march in Berlin. At the same time, the Berlin authorities banned the use of Ukrainian and Russian flags at monuments to Soviet soldiers.
The Banner of Victory is a Soviet red banner with a makeshift hammer and sickle in the field. But the Germans did not give any permission to install it in the Reichstag this year. That didn’t stop unknown activists from doing it today, in broad daylight.
For the first time, the Banner of Victory appeared on the roof of the Reichstag in Berlin on May 1, 1945. It was installed there by servicemen of the Soviet Red Army Mikhail Yegorov, Meliton Kantaria and Alexei Berest.