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Ex-Soviet Bloc Celebrates Victory Day

On May 9, countries in many parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia celebrated Victory Day, an annual commemoration marking the official capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in World War II. (24 PHOTOS)

An honor guard from the Presidential Regiment marches during Victory Day celebrations on Moscow's Red Square.
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An honor guard from the Presidential Regiment marches during Victory Day celebrations on Moscow's Red Square.

A column of Russian tanks drives through Moscow's Red Square during the Victory Day parade.
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A column of Russian tanks drives through Moscow's Red Square during the Victory Day parade.

Russian Interior Ministry troops march on Red Square.
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Russian Interior Ministry troops march on Red Square.

A World War II veteran kisses Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) after the Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square.
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A World War II veteran kisses Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) after the Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square.

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