Russia Celebrates Victory Day

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    May 9: A Russian light amphibious self-propelled anti-tank-gun rolls through the Moscow Red Square in the annual Victory Day parade. Heavy weaponry including tanks and missiles rolled through for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Kremlin is seen to the left in the background and the State Historical Museum is at right.

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    May 9: Russian T-90 main battle tanks roll through Moscow Red Square in the annual Victory Day parade.

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    May 9: Russian truck-mounted Topol intercontinental ballistic missiles roll by in the annual Victory Day parade at Moscow Red Square.

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    May 9: Russian armored personnel carriers roll through the Moscow Red Square in the annual Victory Day parade.

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    May 9: Russian Il-76 air tanker, top, demonstrates refueling a Tu-95 bomber, bottom, as they fly above the Moscow Red Square during the annual Victory Day parade.

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    May 9: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, walks past World War II veterans before the annual Victory Day parade in the Red Square.

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    May 9: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speaks before the annual Victory Day parade at the Moscow Red Square.

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    May 9: Russian fighter jets launch flares as they fly above the Moscow Kremlin cathedral's gold-plated domes in the annual Victory Day parade.

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    May 9: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, right, shakes hands with World War II veterans before the annual Victory Day parade in Red Square.

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    May 9: Russian navy sailors shout as they march through Moscow's Red Square in the annual Victory Day parade.

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    May 9: World War II veterans greet each other during Victory Day celebrations in Gorky Park in Moscow.

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    May 9: Russian troops march through Moscow's Red Square in the annual Victory Day parade.

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    May 9: World War II veterans react during Victory Day celebrations in Gorky Park in Moscow.

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    May 9: Wearing Red Army World War II-era uniforms, Russian troops carry banners bearing the names of Fronts (military subdivisions) of the Soviet Army of World War II during the annual Victory Day parade at the Moscow Red Square.

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    May 9: Wearing Red Army World War II-era uniforms, Russian troops carry banners bearing the names of Fronts (military subdivisions) of the Soviet Army of World War II during the annual Victory Day parade at the Moscow Red Square.

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    May 9: Russian truck-mounted Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missiles roll by in the annual Victory Day parade at the Moscow Red Square.

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    May 9: Visiting U.S. Navy seamen take part in the Victory Day parade in the Pacific port of Vladivostok, about 4,000 miles east of Moscow. U.S. Navy destroyer Stethem arrived in Vladivostok, Russia, on Wednesday for a port visit, the Navy announced.

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    May 9: The U.S. Navy destroyer Stethem commanding officer, Cmdr. Paul Lyons, right, toasts with Russian World War II veterans during the Victory Day celebrations in the Pacific port of Vladivostok.

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    May 9: Russian self-propelled Howitzers roll through the Moscow Red Square in the annual Victory Day parade.

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    May 9: World War II veterans walk in Moscow's Red Square after the annual Victory Day parade.

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    May 9: Wearing Soviet Air Force World War II era uniforms, Russian troops march during the annual Victory Day parade at the Moscow Red Square.

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