Over 5,000 troops and 250 units of military equipment participated in the Victory Day Parade in Minsk, the capital of Russian ally Belarus.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko observed the parade as the country's commander-in-chief. Belarus was one of the most devastated Soviet republics doring the war, with 209 towns and 9,200 villages wiped out by Nazi Germany's forces.
"Today we mark one of the most sacred holidays, Victory Day. 70 years ago the multinational Soviet people achieved victory in the scariest and bloodiest war. This Great Victory saved our motherland from enslavement. This Great Victory liberated Europe," Lukashenko said.
The parade also included modern Belarusian weaponry and vintage weapons from the war, including the T-34-85, T-44 and IS-2 tanks, as well as SU-100 and ISU-152 self-propelled guns.
The armies of Belarus and Russia marched together at the Victory Day parade in Minsk. Russia was represented by the 234th airborne regiment, T-90 tanks and Tu-22 supersonic strategic bombers, among other units.
"Defending peaceful labor, we together provide for our military security," Lukashenko said of Russia.
After the military segment, Belarus paraded its famous tractors and industrial machinery. The parade was concluded with a march of youth organizations and a concert.