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Russia's military might at display on Victory Day parade to celebrate win over Nazi Germany

Russia celebrated 73rd anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945 on Wednesday. The annual event saw a glimpse of Russian military might with armed forces parading through Red Square in Moscow.

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Victory Day is celebrated every year on May 9 over a large part of Europe and Asia which include Russia and former USSR countries. (In picture: Russian servicewomen march during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow)
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Victory Day is celebrated every year on May 9 over a large part of Europe and Asia which include Russia and former USSR countries. (In picture: Russian servicewomen march during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow)

The day is marked as a non-labour days in many countries. The celebrations have few similar elements every year— ceremonial meetings, speeches, lectures, receptions and fireworks. (In image: People hold flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march during the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow)
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The day is marked as a non-labour days in many countries. The celebrations have few similar elements every year— ceremonial meetings, speeches, lectures, receptions and fireworks. (In image: People hold flags and pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march during the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow)

After a few years of toned down celebrations in 1990s, the celebrations on the day regained its vigour with the rise of Vladimir Putin in power. (In image: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the Victory Day parade in Moscow)
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After a few years of toned down celebrations in 1990s, the celebrations on the day regained its vigour with the rise of Vladimir Putin in power. (In image: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the Victory Day parade in Moscow)

After six years of devastating war, the fighting forces finally put an end to war in Europe bringing relief to the ravaged population. The war directly involved 100 million people from over 30 countries. (In image: A Russian Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter and Mi-8 military helicopters fly in formation over the Christ the Saviour Cathedral and the Foreign Ministry headquarters during the Victory Day parade in Moscow)
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After six years of devastating war, the fighting forces finally put an end to war in Europe bringing relief to the ravaged population. The war directly involved 100 million people from over 30 countries. (In image: A Russian Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter and Mi-8 military helicopters fly in formation over the Christ the Saviour Cathedral and the Foreign Ministry headquarters during the Victory Day parade in Moscow)

The World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history causing up to 85 million fatalities most of which were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. (In picture: A Russian Uran-9 unmanned armoured reconnaissance and infantry support vehicle in Moscow)
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The World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history causing up to 85 million fatalities most of which were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. (In picture: A Russian Uran-9 unmanned armoured reconnaissance and infantry support vehicle in Moscow)

The Soviet Union also suffered the highest military casualties in the war, losing more than 20 million men. (Russian jets fly in formation during the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two in Moscow)
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The Soviet Union also suffered the highest military casualties in the war, losing more than 20 million men. (Russian jets fly in formation during the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two in Moscow)

The war witnessed the only use of nuclear weapon resulting in harrowing deaths of thousands of Japanese population. (In picture: Russian army MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Su-30 jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams fly in formation during the Victory Day parade in Moscow. Picture source: Reuters)
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The war witnessed the only use of nuclear weapon resulting in harrowing deaths of thousands of Japanese population. (In picture: Russian army MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Su-30 jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams fly in formation during the Victory Day parade in Moscow. Picture source: Reuters)

First Published on May 10, 2018 04:34 pm
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