Russia stages historic VE Day parade in Moscow

Russia is celebrating its victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago with a massive military parade in Moscow. Many Western leaders have snubbed the festivities amid tensions over Russia’s role in eastern Ukraine.

The Victory Day parade marking 70 years since the end of World War Two in Europe began in Moscow’s Red Square at 10 a.m. local time (0700 UTC) on Saturday.

Russia’s latest military hardware and more than 16,000 troops were to take part in the extravagent show, slated to be the biggest parade of its kind since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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In his address, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid tribute to the Red Army and thanked wartime allies France, Britain and the United States for helping to defeat Nazi Germany.
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Source News: DW