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Victory Day marks the final surrender by Nazi Germany to the U.S.S.R. in WWII, often referred to as the Great Patriotic War in Russia and other states in the former Soviet Union.

Victory Day marks the final surrender by Nazi Germany to the U.S.S.R. in WWII, often referred to as the Great Patriotic War in Russia and other states in the former Soviet Union.

© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneyev / Go to the mediabankA military parade involving over 10,000 personnel, 150 tracked and wheeled military vehicles, as well as 127 aircraft and helicopters was launched on Moscow's Red Square at 10:00 a.m. Moscow time (06:00 GMT) on Sunday, when Russia celebrates Victory Day.
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A military parade involving over 10,000 personnel, 150 tracked and wheeled military vehicles, as well as 127 aircraft and helicopters was launched on Moscow's Red Square at 10:00 a.m. Moscow time (06:00 GMT) on Sunday, when Russia celebrates Victory Day.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneyev / Go to the mediabankMoscow's Military District Commander, Col. Gen. Valery Gerasimov, is running the parade. On the right - Russian Defense Minister Anatoliy Serdyukov
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Moscow's Military District Commander, Col. Gen. Valery Gerasimov, is running the parade. On the right - Russian Defense Minister Anatoliy Serdyukov
© RIA Novosti / Go to the mediabankRussian President Dmitry Medvedev addressed the participants and guests at the beginning of the parade. "This war made us a strong nation...We have won not simply a military victory but also a moral victory," Medvedev said.
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev addressed the participants and guests at the beginning of the parade. "This war made us a strong nation...We have won not simply a military victory but also a moral victory," Medvedev said.
© POOL / Go to the mediabankMay 9, 2010. From right: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev watching planes fly over Red Square.
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May 9, 2010. From right: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev watching planes fly over Red Square.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the mediabankRussian President Dmitry Medvedev, President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during Victory Day parade on Red Square.
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during Victory Day parade on Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneyev / Go to the mediabankOver 10,500 servicemen and more than 150 pieces of land-based military equipment to take part in the Moscow parade.
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Over 10,500 servicemen and more than 150 pieces of land-based military equipment to take part in the Moscow parade.
© RIA Novosti . Anton Denisov / Go to the mediabankSu-27 Flanker and MiG-29 fighters flying over Red Square.
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Su-27 Flanker and MiG-29 fighters flying over Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneyev / Go to the mediabankTwo Russian Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers flying over Red Square.
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Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers flying over Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Anton Denisov / Go to the mediabankAn Il-78 Midas military transport aircraft (front), Su-24 Fencer frontline bombers (back) and Yak-130 trainers (right and left) took part in the V-Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square.
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An Il-78 Midas military transport aircraft (front), Su-24 Fencer frontline bombers (back) and Yak-130 trainers (right and left) took part in the V-Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Anton Denisov / Go to the mediabankRussian Su-25 Frogfoot military jets 'painted' a tricolor Russian national flag flying over Red Square during a military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
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Russian Su-25 Frogfoot military jets 'painted' a tricolor Russian national flag flying over Red Square during a military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
© RIA Novosti . Anton Denisov / Go to the mediabankAn armoured personnel carrier (BTR-80) as part of a motorized armor column on Red Square.
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An armoured personnel carrier (BTR-80) as part of a motorized armor column on Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneyev / Go to the mediabankA T-90 Vladimir tank as part of a motorized armor column on Red Square.
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A T-90 Vladimir tank as part of a motorized armor column on Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneyev / Go to the mediabankRussian long range ballistic missiles for S-400 Triumph.
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Russian long range ballistic missiles for S-400 Triumph.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneyev / Go to the mediabankA T-34 tank as part of a motorized armor column on Red Square.
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A T-34 tank as part of a motorized armor column on Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneyev / Go to the mediabankTurkmenistan army servicemen during Victory Day parade on Red Square.
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Turkmenistan army servicemen during Victory Day parade on Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Fomichev / Go to the mediabankAllied military units subsequently marched through Red Square – first the United States…
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Allied military units subsequently marched through Red Square – first the United States…
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Fomichev / Go to the mediabank... then Polish troops.
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... then Polish troops.
© RIA Novosti . Iliya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankThe Welsh Guards regiment took part in the V-Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square.
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The Welsh Guards regiment took part in the V-Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Fomichev / Go to the mediabankAfter the parade, the foreign leaders lay flowers to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexandrovsky Gardens near the Kremlin.
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After the parade, the foreign leaders lay flowers to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexandrovsky Gardens near the Kremlin.
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