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Russia celebrates 74th anniversary of the end of Second World War in Europe

Updated : 2019-05-10 09:08:48

Across Russia, millions of people came out for military parades and civilian processions to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Russian army servicewomen march during the Victory Day military parade in St. Petersburg, Russia. Victory Day is Russia's most important secular holiday, commemorating the Red Army's determination and losses in World War II. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Russian army servicewomen march during the Victory Day military parade in St. Petersburg, Russia. Victory Day is Russia's most important secular holiday, commemorating the Red Army's determination and losses in World War II. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Russian troops march during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian troops march during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with WWII veterans prior to a military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with WWII veterans prior to a military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russians stand during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow. Putin told the annual military Victory Day parade in Red Square that the country will continue to strengthen its armed forces. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russians stand during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow. Putin told the annual military Victory Day parade in Red Square that the country will continue to strengthen its armed forces. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
People carry portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, and Russian and Soviet flags, during the Immortal Regiment march through the main street toward Red Square celebrating 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
People carry portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, and Russian and Soviet flags, during the Immortal Regiment march through the main street toward Red Square celebrating 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
Russian WWII veterans wait for the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian WWII veterans wait for the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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