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:
Some images from the Victory Day ceremony in Minsk, where Russian and U.S. service personnel both participated in the parade:
A lot of people participating in the Immortal Regiment march in Moscow this afternoon:
Great gallery of classic Soviet photographs from the war era by Russia Beyond The Headlines.
Stalin's portrait on display today in his hometown of Gori, Georgia.
Short video of the Moscow parade:
And, if you have 90 minutes to spare, here is video of the entire event, including President Putin's speech (in Russian):
If you read Russian, here is a big essay on Slon.ru on the lend-lease program, through which Britain and the United States provided material assistance to the Soviet Union. If you don't speak Russian, the photos are still worth a look.
Muscovites carrying portraits of slain Soviet service personnel and departed veterans in the metro in Moscow today. Similar actions, called the Immortal Regiment, are being held across the former Soviet Union. Police in Moscow said more than 300,000 Muscovites participated in this action:
Russian President Vladimir Putin marched briefly with a portrait of his father, who served in the Leningrad region during the war:
The best part of Victory Day. Thanking the veterans:
It is already dark in the Far Eastern Russian city of Vladivostok and Russian state television is now showing the live fireworks salute there.