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Russia marks Victory Day

Russian servicewomen march during the Victory Day parade, which marks the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicewomen march during the Victory Day parade, which marks the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicewomen march during the Victory Day parade, which marks the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen drive T-14 tanks with the Armata universal combat platforms (front) during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen drive T-14 tanks with the Armata universal combat platforms (front) during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen drive T-14 tanks with the Armata universal combat platforms (front) during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Cadets watch fireworks exploding in the sky during Victory Day celebrations in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Cadets watch fireworks exploding in the sky during Victory Day celebrations in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Cadets watch fireworks exploding in the sky during Victory Day celebrations in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS
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Russian servicemen drive MSTA-S self-propelled howitzers during the Victory Day parade in Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Russian servicemen drive MSTA-S self-propelled howitzers during the Victory Day parade in Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Russian servicemen drive MSTA-S self-propelled howitzers during the Victory Day parade in Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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People take part in the Immortal Regiment march during celebrations of the Victory Day in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People take part in the Immortal Regiment march during celebrations of the Victory Day in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People take part in the Immortal Regiment march during celebrations of the Victory Day in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen drive Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile systems during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen drive Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile systems during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen drive Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile systems during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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People take part in Victory Day celebrations in the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

People take part in Victory Day celebrations in the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

People take part in Victory Day celebrations in the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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Fireworks explode over Saint Isaac's Cathedral (C) during celebrations of the Victory Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Fireworks explode over Saint Isaac's Cathedral (C) during celebrations of the Victory Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Fireworks explode over Saint Isaac's Cathedral (C) during celebrations of the Victory Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A dog drinks water given by a participant, during an event commemorating cynologists and their dogs who fought against Nazi Germany in World War Two, on the Victory Day in Kaliningrad, Russia. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A dog drinks water given by a participant, during an event commemorating cynologists and their dogs who fought against Nazi Germany in World War Two, on the Victory Day in Kaliningrad, Russia. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A dog drinks water given by a participant, during an event commemorating cynologists and their dogs who fought against Nazi Germany in World War Two, on the Victory Day in Kaliningrad, Russia. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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A Russian serviceman marches during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian serviceman marches during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian serviceman marches during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian servicemen drive a T-34 Soviet-made tank, Tigr-M (Tiger) all-terrain infantry mobility vehicles equipped with Arbalet weapon modules and Tigr-M (Tiger) all-terrain infantry mobility vehicles equipped with Kornet-D1 anti-tank guided missile systems during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Russian servicemen drive a T-34 Soviet-made tank, Tigr-M (Tiger) all-terrain infantry mobility vehicles equipped with Arbalet weapon modules and Tigr-M (Tiger) all-terrain infantry mobility vehicles equipped with Kornet-D1 anti-tank guided missile...more

Russian servicemen drive a T-34 Soviet-made tank, Tigr-M (Tiger) all-terrain infantry mobility vehicles equipped with Arbalet weapon modules and Tigr-M (Tiger) all-terrain infantry mobility vehicles equipped with Kornet-D1 anti-tank guided missile systems during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a portrait of his father, Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, as he takes part in the Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a portrait of his father, Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, as he takes part in the Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin...more

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a portrait of his father, Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, as he takes part in the Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS
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A veteran sits in a wheelchair in front of St. Basil's Cathedral after the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A veteran sits in a wheelchair in front of St. Basil's Cathedral after the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A veteran sits in a wheelchair in front of St. Basil's Cathedral after the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Children watch the Victory Day parade in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov

Children watch the Victory Day parade in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov

Children watch the Victory Day parade in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov
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Russian servicewomen march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Russian servicewomen march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Russian servicewomen march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Russian navy sailors take part in a parade during celebrations of the Victory Day in Kaliningrad, Russia. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Russian navy sailors take part in a parade during celebrations of the Victory Day in Kaliningrad, Russia. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Russian navy sailors take part in a parade during celebrations of the Victory Day in Kaliningrad, Russia. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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People take part in celebrations of the Victory Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

People take part in celebrations of the Victory Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

People take part in celebrations of the Victory Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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People take part in the Immortal Regiment march during celebrations of the Victory Day in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People take part in the Immortal Regiment march during celebrations of the Victory Day in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People take part in the Immortal Regiment march during celebrations of the Victory Day in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech in front of St. Basil's Cathedral during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech in front of St. Basil's Cathedral during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech in front of St. Basil's Cathedral during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Members of Youth Army movement march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Members of Youth Army movement march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Members of Youth Army movement march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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People carry portraits of people, including Red Army soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march on the Victory Day parade in Vladivostok, Russia. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

People carry portraits of people, including Red Army soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march on the Victory Day parade in Vladivostok, Russia. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

People carry portraits of people, including Red Army soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march on the Victory Day parade in Vladivostok, Russia. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev
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Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Vladivostok, Russia. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Vladivostok, Russia. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Vladivostok, Russia. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev
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People take part in Victory Day celebrations near the Bolshoi Theatre in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

People take part in Victory Day celebrations near the Bolshoi Theatre in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

People take part in Victory Day celebrations near the Bolshoi Theatre in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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Russian servicemen stand before the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Russian servicemen stand before the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Russian servicemen stand before the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin reacts after the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia's President Vladimir Putin reacts after the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia's President Vladimir Putin reacts after the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Children in uniforms salute during Victory Day celebrations in St. Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Children in uniforms salute during Victory Day celebrations in St. Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Children in uniforms salute during Victory Day celebrations in St. Petersburg, Russia. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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People take part in the Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

People take part in the Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

People take part in the Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations in central Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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A veteran takes part in Victory Day celebrations in the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

A veteran takes part in Victory Day celebrations in the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

A veteran takes part in Victory Day celebrations in the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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People carry portraits of people, including Red Army soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march on the Victory Day parade in Vladivostok, Russia. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

People carry portraits of people, including Red Army soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march on the Victory Day parade in Vladivostok, Russia. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

People carry portraits of people, including Red Army soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march on the Victory Day parade in Vladivostok, Russia. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev
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