• Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Victory Day military parade marking the World War II anniversary at Red Square in Moscow.
    Last update: 17:36 09.05.2017
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    Defeat in Great Patriotic War Would Mean Extermination of Russian People - Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the consequences of the defeat in the Great Patriotic War could threaten extermination of the Russian nation.

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  • The Yalta (Crimean) conference of three allied powers on February 4-11, 1945. In the center (seating from left to right): British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Marshal of the USSR Joseph Stalin
    Last update: 17:19 09.05.2017
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    War Lessons, Common Future Should Guide States’ Ties - Diplomatic Missions to US

    The world's countries should build their relations both based on history lessons and directed at the common peaceful future, Heads of Diplomatic Missions of Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan to the United States said in a joint statement on the 72nd anniversary of Victory Day.

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  • A monument to Soviet soldiers in Basel, Switzerland. (File)
    Last update: 17:02 09.05.2017
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    About 200 People Participate in 'Immortal Regiment' March in Switzerland's Basel

    The World War II commemoration event, dubbed "Immortal Regiment," took place in the Swiss city of Basel on Tuesday, with around 200 people attending the event, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

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  • Ruins of the Saur-Mogila (Saur Grave) Memorial in Donetsk Region where festive events were held to celebrate the Day of Donbass Liberation from Nazi Invaders.
    Last update: 16:44 09.05.2017
    16:44 09.05.2017

    Ukrainian Military Shells Settlement in Donbass During Victory Day Parade

    Ukrainian military fired about 70 shells at the village of Bezimenne in the south of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) during the Victory Parade in Donetsk, a spokesperson for the DPR Ministry of Defense said Tuesday.

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  • Rewriting History
    Last update: 16:44 09.05.2017
    16:44 09.05.2017

    Victory Day: Fighting Attempts to Distort History

    On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the joint fight against the attempts to distort history is the best tribute to the liberator soldiers.

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  • From the Red Square to Airbase in Syria: Russia Celebrates WII Victory Day
    Last update: 16:28 09.05.2017
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    From Red Square to Airbase in Syria: Russia Celebrates WWII Victory Day

    Take a look at how Russian cities celebrate the Victory Day in Sputnik's gallery.

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  • People carrying portraits of deceased relatives as they attend the Immortal Regiment march during the Victory Day celebrations at the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin, Germany
    Last update: 16:23 09.05.2017
    16:23 09.05.2017

    Third Annual 'Immortal Regiment' March Held in Berlin

    The "Immortal regiment" march to honor the victims of the World War II was held in the German capital for the third year in the row, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Tuesday.

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  • Ukraine police
    Last update: 16:18 09.05.2017
    16:18 09.05.2017

    At Least 14 Injured in Scuffles at WWII Commemoration Event in Ukraine's Dnipro – Police

    According to a police department of the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, a total of 14 people were injured in clashes at the WWII commemoration event.

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  • Over 100 People Join 'Immortal Regiment' March in Beijing
    Last update: 16:13 09.05.2017
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    Over 100 People Join 'Immortal Regiment' March in Chinese Capital to Honor Victory Day

    Over one hundred people took part in the "Immortal Regiment" commemorative march in Beijing on Tuesday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

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  • Moscow - Russia - 09/05/2017 - Russian servicemen parade with tanks during the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II on the Red Square in Moscow.
    Last update: 16:02 09.05.2017
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    Troops, Military Hardware Perform Well at Victory Day Parade in Moscow - Land Forces Head

    Russia’s servicemen and military hardware have given a good account of themselves at the Victory Day Parade in Moscow, Russian army's Land Forces Commander-in-Chief Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov said Tuesday.

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  • Drawings at Trafalgar Square during the Immortal Regiment march in London
    Last update: 15:58 09.05.2017
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    London Holds 'Immortal Regiment' March, Pays Tribute to WW2 Heroes

    An "Immortal Regiment" has been marching through Central London to mark the 72nd anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. The tradition that started in Russia in 2012, involves a procession of people carrying portraits of their relatives or friends who fought and died in the Second World War, also known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia.

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  • Victory Day
    Last update: 15:57 09.05.2017
    15:57 09.05.2017

    Celebrating Victory Day

    On May 9, Russia celebrates the 72nd anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat in the Great Patriotic War. Russia's celebrations on May 9 start with military parades across the country with the most famous taking place on the Red Square in Moscow and concludes with fireworks in the evening.

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  • British standard barers hold their flags on the ground during a two minute silence during a VE commemoration ceremony at the Soviet War memorial at the Imperial War Museum in London. (File)
    Last update: 15:47 09.05.2017
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    Hundreds Come to Soviet War Memorial in London in Memory of World War II Fallen

    Hundreds of people came to the Soviet War Memorial near the Imperial War Museum on Tuesday to honor the memory of the victims of the World War II.

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  • Battles in Stalingrad
    Last update: 15:37 09.05.2017
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    Traces of WWII: Guess What Cities Are Hidden Behind the Ruins

    World War II left the whole European continent devastated. Try to guess what destroyed cities are captured in these post-war pictures.

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  • BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, A Tor-M2 air defense systems based on the chassis of the DT-30 all-terrain tracked vehicle and a Pantsir-SA air defense systems based on the chassis of the DT-30 all-terrain tracked vehicle during the military parade in Moscow marking the 72nd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
    Last update: 15:23 09.05.2017
    15:23 09.05.2017

    Best of the Best: Military Hardware Showcased at Victory Day Parade in Moscow (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    On May 9, Russia celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War. On Tuesday morning, the annual military parade was held on Moscow’s Red Square to commemorate the 72th anniversary of one of the most glorious dates in Russian history.

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  • Members of the Russian biker group Night Wolves and sympathisers demonstrate at the Soviet soldier monument of the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin's Treptow district on May 9, 2017, to commemorate the Soviet victory over Nazi-Germany 72 years ago.
    Last update: 15:16 09.05.2017
    15:16 09.05.2017

    Thousands Bring Flowers to Soviet War Memorial in Berlin's Treptower Park

    Several thousand people brought flowers to the Soviet-era war memorial in Treptower Park, Berlin to commemorate the victims of World War II earlier on Tuesday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

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  • The Victory Day parade in Crimea's Sevastopol
    Last update: 15:00 09.05.2017
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    Victory Day Parade in Sevastopol Gathers Thousands of Participants, Spectators

    The Victory Day parade in Crimea's Sevastopol gathers thousands of participants and spectators this year.

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Immortal Regiment march during Victory Day celebrations, marking 72nd anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in central Moscow
    Last update: 14:31 09.05.2017
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    'Immortal Regiment' March in Moscow During Victory Day Celebrations (VIDEO)

    The "Immortal Regiment" march has kicked off in Moscow on Tuesday, May 9, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War.

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  • According to the Ukrainian deputy interior minister, some 50,000 people took part in celebrations on occasion of the Victory Day in Ukraine
    Last update: 13:41 09.05.2017
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    Some 50,000 People Partake in Victory Day Celebrations in Ukraine - Official

    According to the Ukrainian deputy interior minister, some 50,000 people took part in celebrations on occasion of the Victory Day in Ukraine.

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  • Simferopol, the capital of Russia's Republic of Crimea, on Tuesday hosted its first military parade ever to honor the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War
    Last update: 13:37 09.05.2017
    13:37 09.05.2017

    Crimean Simferopol Hosts Victory Day Military Parade for the First Time

    Simferopol, the capital of Russia's Republic of Crimea, on Tuesday hosted its first military parade ever to honor the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.

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