Russia marks WWII victory anniversary with military parade – In Pics
An estimated 27 million of the former Soviet Union`s soldiers and civilians were killed in World War II.
Moscow: Russia on Monday staged a grandiose military parade through Moscow`s Red Square as part of nationwide celebrations to mark 71 years since the Soviet Union`s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
Some 10,000 troops, tanks and nuclear missile systems swept across Red Square`s cobblestones in front of President Vladimir Putin, senior officials and a handful of war veterans.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev sat beside Putin at the Moscow parade, but other foreign leaders were not among the honoured guests.
Here are a few pictures of the event: