Soviet victory did not require help from Allies, the majority of Russians believe.
The Kremlin has called for initiatives at home and abroad to spread Russian history, particularly regarding its role in World War II and defeating the Nazis.
The event follows a successful mock up of the 1941-42 Battle for Moscow.
Russia's Youth Army hopes to get youngsters enthused about Soviet military glory.
Russia's Jewish community marks a new holiday for the third time in 2016.
Maardu marked May 9 with a ceremony honouring Soviet troops.
The bikers are riding to Berlin to celebrate the Red Army's victory over the city in WWII.