Celebrate the victory over fascism! On May 9th, 1945 Nazi Germany surrendered to the Soviet Union. The Soviets were responsible for defeating the Nazis almost single-handedly although suffering 27 million dead and massive damage to industry and infrastructure. The Red Army, under Stalin’s leadership, destroyed over 80% of the Nazi war machine and crushed fascism – at least for a time. Tragically, it looks like there is much more work to do.