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In Pics: Russia Celebrates 76th Victory Day With Military Parades

Victory Day, which marks the Nazi Germany surrendered and Soviet forces took control of Berlin, bringing the second world war in Europe to an end.

May 09, 2021

Fireworks explode over the Moscow's University during the celebration of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia.

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Fireworks explode over the Moscow's University during the celebration of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, second from right, and Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon, right, shake hands with WWII veterans before the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, marking the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes to his soldiers as he is driven along Red Square in the Aurus Senat car during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian military cadets march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian military cadets march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian Army's officers march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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In this photo taken with long time exposure, Russian soldiers march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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In this photo taken with long time exposure, Russian paratroopers march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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Soviet tanks T-34 roll toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian tanks roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missile rolls in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missile rolls in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian warplanes fly over Red Square leaving trails of smoke in colours of the national flag during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian warplanes fly over Red Square leaving trails of smoke in colours of the national flag during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.

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Honour guard soldiers train prior to the Victory Day military parade at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Interior ministry academy cadets march during the Victory Day military parade at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Jet ski riders wearing Navy uniform and holding Soviet Navy flags float down the Fontanka River on Victory Day in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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