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Russia marks Victory Day

Russian servicemen parade with tanks during the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II on the Red Square in Moscow. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen parade with tanks during the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II on the Red Square in Moscow. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen parade with tanks during the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II on the Red Square in Moscow. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A woman holds a portrait of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as she takes part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman holds a portrait of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as she takes part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman holds a portrait of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as she takes part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A child holds flowers before the parade. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A child holds flowers before the parade. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A child holds flowers before the parade. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Moldovan President Igor Dodon, and World War II veteran, Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Kramarenko attend the Victory Day reception after the military parade, at the Kremlin. 



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Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Moldovan President Igor Dodon, and World War II veteran, Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Kramarenko attend the Victory Day reception after the military parade, at the Kremlin....more

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Moldovan President Igor Dodon, and World War II veteran, Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Kramarenko attend the Victory Day reception after the military parade, at the Kremlin. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS
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A Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile system. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

A Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile system. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

A Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile system. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool
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Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the portrait of his father, war veteran Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, as he attends the Immortal Regiment march. 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the portrait of his father, war veteran Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, as he attends the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the portrait of his father, war veteran Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, as he attends the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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People carry flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

People carry flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

People carry flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Two Russian servicemen sit inside a Buk-M2 missile system. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Two Russian servicemen sit inside a Buk-M2 missile system. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Two Russian servicemen sit inside a Buk-M2 missile system. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev attends the parade. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev attends the parade. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev attends the parade. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russian servicemen stand in formation. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen stand in formation. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen stand in formation. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A boy attends the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A boy attends the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A boy attends the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russian servicemen parade with tanks. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen parade with tanks. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen parade with tanks. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Two Pantsir-SA surface-to-air missile systems. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Two Pantsir-SA surface-to-air missile systems. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Two Pantsir-SA surface-to-air missile systems. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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People carry flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march. 

REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

People carry flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

People carry flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool
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People carry flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People carry flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People carry flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian artillery fire in salute. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Russian artillery fire in salute. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Russian artillery fire in salute. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Russian servicewomen march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian servicewomen march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian servicewomen march. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A Russian army band plays. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian army band plays. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian army band plays. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen parade with tanks. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen parade with tanks. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen parade with tanks. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen stand. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen stand. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen stand. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen parade with tanks. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian servicemen parade with tanks. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian servicemen parade with tanks. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for the Victory Day military parade. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for the Victory Day military parade. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for the Victory Day military parade. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS
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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

Russian servicemen march. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool
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Russian Navy cadets march. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

Russian Navy cadets march. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

Russian Navy cadets march. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Victory Day military parade. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Victory Day military parade. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Victory Day military parade. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool
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