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Live Blog: Victory Day In Russia


People are reflected in the glass of a bus stop as a Russian T-90 tank participates in the rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade on Red Square in Moscow.

People are reflected in the glass of a bus stop as a Russian T-90 tank participates in the rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade on Red Square in Moscow.

Summary

Key Points

-- Russia is rolling out its military might in a Red Square parade featuring 16,000 troops and an arsenal of hardware from the latest generation Armata tanks to 143 combat aircraft.

-- The event marks 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany by Allied forces -- a victory which Moscow now largely claims as its own.

-- Two dozen world leaders have flown to Russia for the parade, but Western leaders have chosen to stay away.

16:52 9.5.2015

As the Victory Day events wind down in Russia, we can't pass up on this selfie by notorious Russian nationalist Duma deputy Vladimir Zhirinovsky:

16:37 9.5.2015

Some images from the Victory Day ceremony in Minsk, where Russian and U.S. service personnel both participated in the parade:

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka speaking on Victory Day in Minsk

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka speaking on Victory Day in Minsk

16:33 9.5.2015

A lot of people participating in the Immortal Regiment march in Moscow this afternoon:

16:14 9.5.2015

Great gallery of classic Soviet photographs from the war era by Russia Beyond The Headlines.

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