Russia Victory Day Parade

May 09, 2014, 15:55 PM IST
A pro-Russian gunman stands guard in front of World War II veterans, during a Victory Day celebration, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine.
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A pro-Russian gunman stands guard in front of World War II veterans, during a Victory Day celebration, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, center, take part in the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall in Moscow. Russia will mark the WWII victory on May 9 holding military parades all over the country including Sevastopol.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, center, take part in the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall in Moscow. Russia will mark the WWII victory on May 9 holding military parades all over the country including Sevastopol.

Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, at the Kremlin wall on the eve of Victory Day in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, at the Kremlin wall on the eve of Victory Day in Moscow, Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attend a Victory Day parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attend a Victory Day parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to attend a Victory Day parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to attend a Victory Day parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, wearing ribbons symbolizing the Soviet victory in WWII, arrive to attend the Victory Day Parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, wearing ribbons symbolizing the Soviet victory in WWII, arrive to attend the Victory Day Parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Russia.

Russian Air Force helicopter Mi-26, center, with Mi-8, flies over Red Square during a Victory Day parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian Air Force helicopter Mi-26, center, with Mi-8, flies over Red Square during a Victory Day parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Russia.

Russian Black Sea fleet sailors salute during the Victory Day military parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Sevastopol, Russia.
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Russian Black Sea fleet sailors salute during the Victory Day military parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Sevastopol, Russia.

Russian soldiers rides horses during the Victory Day Parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian soldiers rides horses during the Victory Day Parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany in Moscow, Russia.

A woman welcomes a pro-Russian gunman atop an armored personal carrier during a Victory Day celebration, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine.
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A woman welcomes a pro-Russian gunman atop an armored personal carrier during a Victory Day celebration, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine.

Pro-Russian gunmen atop an armored personal carrier shout slogans during a Victory Day celebration, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine.
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Pro-Russian gunmen atop an armored personal carrier shout slogans during a Victory Day celebration, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a Victory Day Parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a Victory Day Parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with WWII veterans as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes after the Victory Day Parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with WWII veterans as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes after the Victory Day Parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

Russian troops march during the Victory Day Parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian troops march during the Victory Day Parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia.