More than 35 per cent of the respondents who took part in the survey of the Odnoklassniki social network and the ResearchMe centre are happy that this year they will be able to join the celebration of Victory Day on the streets of their cities. Also, more than half of respondents (56 per cent) on Victory Day read with interest publications about war heroes in their news feeds and 28 per cent of respondents share the stories of their relatives there.
According to TASS, the study showed that 19 per cent of respondents are still afraid to participate in large events due to the pandemic, 27 per cent traditionally celebrate the holiday at home, and 17 per cent call May 9 “a quiet holiday and day of remembrance”. However, almost half (49 per cent) of respondents go out on this day with their friends and families, 26 per cent participate in city festivities, and 17 per cent visit memorials or museums dedicated to the memory of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War, while 24 per cent of respondents prefer to avoid meetings on this day.
In addition, the analysis of the behaviour of online users showed that 54 per cent of respondents congratulate their friends and family members in private messages, 48 per cent send virtual gifts, 23 per cent write congratulations in communities, 19 per cent publish posts on their social media feeds, and 15 per cent use audio and video calls for congratulations. Only 9 per cent of respondents do not congratulate anyone on Victory Day and do not celebrate it themselves.