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V-Day Live Updates: Russia Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the Victory in WWII

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This year, the traditional course of the holiday was changed by the coronavirus pandemic, but the country is still ready to hold celebrations to commemorate Victory Day with few delays.

Russia is celebrating the 75th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, commemorating the liberation of Europe from the Nazis and the triumph of the country and its allies.

Following the president's address to the nation, the Russian Air Force plans to hold a major parade in Moscow with 75 aircraft participating in the event. Later in the day, air shows and other activities are also planned in St. Petersburg and many other cities and regions of the country and will be broadcast for people who are self-isolating in their homes.

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16:39 GMT 09.05.2020
Venezuela's Maduro Congratulates Russians on Victory Day

"I join [the celebration] of the victorious end of the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany, greeting our brother [President] Vladimir Putin and the Russian people", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tweeted.

He added that this victory is proof of the determination of people to live in a world free from all forms of "imperial domination".

14:02 GMT 09.05.2020
Finnish Town Preserves Memory of Over 350 Soviet Soldiers Buried in Mass Grave, Embassy Says

"As a result of the Embassy's work, we have managed to confirm information about Soviet servicemen, buried in a cemetery in Hanko. Thanks to cooperation with Finnish partners, we have discovered archival records showing that remains of at least 528 Soviet servicemen are buried here. Newly discovered names of 357 servicemen are immortalized on granite slabs, installed on the memorial's grounds", the Russian Embassy in Finland said.

Ambassador Kuznetsov described the victory as a collective feat achieved by the entire Soviet nation as all Soviet peoples had fought and died side by side.

Earlier in the day, Ambassador Pavel Kuznetsov, along with his Belarusian and Kazakh counterparts, Aleksei Samosuev and Zhanna Sartbayeva, laid flowers and wreaths at a memorial at a mass grave on the Hanko peninsula that used to be a site of intense fighting in June-December of 1941.

13:37 GMT 09.05.2020
Erdogan Sends Greetings to Putin on 75th Anniversary of Victory in WWII

"From the bottom of my heart I congratulate you on the 75th anniversary of the Victory. This anniversary represents the end of World War II, which caused great grief to the entire humanity and claimed millions of lives of Soviet citizens. This anniversary reminds us how precious world peace is", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his message.

He went on to note the importance of the two countries’ joint efforts to establish peace and ensure stability in the region and expressed solidarity with the Russian government and people in their fight against the coronavirus.

12:30 GMT 09.05.2020
Russian Aerobatic Teams Perform Stunts at Air Show Commemorating Victory Day - Video
Airshow in Kubinka - Sputnik International
Russian Aerobatic Teams Perform Stunts at Air Show Commemorating Victory Day - Video
11:57 GMT 09.05.2020
Putin Vows That Immortal Regiment Will March Through Red Square
11:04 GMT 09.05.2020
Uruguayan Singer and Movie Star Natalia Oreiro Congratulates People on V-Day, Performs Song in Russian
10:54 GMT 09.05.2020
Britain's Princess Ann Congratulates Russians on 75th Anniversary of Victory Day
10:34 GMT 09.05.2020
Russian Planes Fly Over Hmeimim Air Base in Syria to Mark Victory Day
Hmeimim airbase in Syria - Sputnik International
Russian Planes Fly Over Hmeimim Air Base in Syria to Mark Victory Day - Video
10:31 GMT 09.05.2020
Putin Thanks Russian Defence Ministry, Pilots for Victory Day Flyovers
09:03 GMT 09.05.2020
Vladimir Putin Attends Presidential Regiment Parade Dedicated to 75th V-Day Anniversary - Video
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a parade of the Kremlin Regiment - also known as the Presidential Regiment - as part of the Victory Day events commemorating its 75th anniversary - Sputnik International
Vladimir Putin Attends Presidential Regiment Parade Dedicated to 75th V-Day Anniversary - Video
08:20 GMT 09.05.2020
Putin to Address Presidential Regiment's Horse Guard, Foot Guard After Parade
07:53 GMT 09.05.2020
Planes Fly Over Red Square in Air Parade
07:25 GMT 09.05.2020
Highlights of Moscow Victory Day Aerial Parade
Mi-28 Helicopters Flying Over Moscow During the Victory Day Parade  - Sputnik International
Highlights of Moscow Victory Day Aerial Parade
07:12 GMT 09.05.2020
Watch Russian Planes and Helicopters Perform Victory Day Air Parade
The multi-purpose SU-30SM fighters of the flight group Russian Knights and MiG-29 of the flight  Swifts group during an air part of the military parade devoted to the 73rd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 - Sputnik International
Watch Russian Planes and Helicopters Perform Victory Day Air Parade
07:04 GMT 09.05.2020
Virtual Immortal Regiment March Marks Victory Day - Video
Participants of the action An immortal regiment in Moscow - Sputnik International
Virtual Immortal Regiment March Marks Victory Day - Video
07:04 GMT 09.05.2020
President Putin Lays Wreath at War Memorial and Gives Speech on 75th Anniversary of Victory Day
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