Russia’s Victory Day Parade Remembers World War II Sacrifice

Russian soldiers march in Moscow's Red Square on Friday, May 9, during a Victory Day parade.

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Russian soldiers ride atop an armored personnel carrier.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attend the Victory Day parade in Moscow.

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Russian servicemen march in Red Square.

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A Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile is driven across Red Square during the Victory Day parade.

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Servicemen taking part in Moscow's Victory Day parade.

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes during the Victory Day parade.

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Military planes fly over Red Square trailing the colors of the Russian flag.

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Vladimir Putin is flanked by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

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Russian soldiers march in historic Red Square.

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Soviet veterans chat during celebrations to mark Victory Day in front of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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Russian servicemen march during the military parade in Red Square.

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