Russia puts on exuberant display of might at Victory Day parade
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Russian troops marched on Thursday (May 9) through the Red Square to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin, accompanied only by former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev as a foreign guest, watched over one hundred Russian military vehicles drive past Kremlin walls.
This year the arsenal on display did not include any innovations, the march included a range of APCs, tanks and missile launchers, including famous Buk, Tor launchers and Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The demonstration of aviation was cancelled due to the unfavourable weather conditions.
Most European countries celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany on May 8 but Russia and some other nations mark the anniversary on May 9 due to geographic time differences at the time of surrender.
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