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    Russian President Vladimir Putin taking part in the 'Immortal Regiment' march in central Moscow

    Putin Heads 'Immortal Regiment' March in Moscow

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking part in the "Immortal regiment" march in Moscow on Monday, commemorating the Victory Day.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Thousands of people are currently walking through the main streets of the Russian capital, carrying portraits of their relatives who fought in World War II. Like last year, Putin is carrying a photograph of his father.

    The "Immortal Regiment" is a patriotic initiative that commemorates WWII soldiers in marches held across Russia and other countries in early May. During the marches, people carry photographs of their ancestors who participated in the war. Some 12 million people have participated in the 2015 Immortal Regiment march throughout Russia.

    Earlier in the day, a military parade marking 71st anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany in Europe took place in Moscow.

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