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Parade Amid A Pandemic: Russia Holds Massive WWII Victory Day Celebrations

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Russia staged a massive Victory Day military parade in Moscow on June 24 to commemorate the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

The lavish event was supposed to have been held on May 9 but was postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Moscow's COVID-19 lockdown measures have since relaxed and President Vladimir Putin went ahead with the parade, seeking to solidify support ahead of a referendum that could pave the way for his extended rule.

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