In 2020, it will be 75 years since the end of World War II. Victory day in Russia over the past few years is considered the most significant historical event, around which many memorable events are built. Victory in the war is a key factor that is used as a tool to unite the nation and legitimize the current government. The great Patriotic war became one of the main points of state historical policy, which is especially noticeable in the year of the 75th anniversary of Victory. However, we come to the conclusion that the real events of the war: the bloody battles, tens of millions of dead people and thousands of destroyed settlements are forgotten, and instead of them there is only a constructed historical memory. Naked patriotism, the myth of a victorious nation, and the desire for repetition are all that remain of the real events of the war, which have now become a game and a farce.