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Russia: Thousands of soldiers march through central Moscow for Victory Day01:11

Russia: Thousands of soldiers march through central Moscow for Victory Day

Russian Federation, Moscow
May 9, 2013 at 06:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Thousands of soldiers march through central Moscow for Victory Day

The centre of Moscow was filled with soldiers marching in procession to commemorate those lost and respect the veterans of the heroic battle against Nazism, Thursday. 11,000 troops marched in tandem, with different regiments performing a series of drills. Marching bands played victorious music and thousands of Russians lined the streets in honour of the still living war veterans - who watched the procession and were personally congratulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The celebrations have put the Russian capital in a stand still. Roads are closed and security measures have been imposed that have cordoned off subway stations. The victory day celebrations - a momentous date of great significance takes precedence in Russia annually and is celebrated across the world by the Russian diaspora.

Victory day commemorates the 21 million Soviet soldiers and citizenry who perished in an gruelling war against Nazism. The role played by the Soviet Union was vital in the defeat of Nazism and is a continuous source of pride for Russian citizens.

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Russia: Thousands of soldiers march through central Moscow for Victory Day

The centre of Moscow was filled with soldiers marching in procession to commemorate those lost and respect the veterans of the heroic battle against Nazism, Thursday. 11,000 troops marched in tandem, with different regiments performing a series of drills. Marching bands played victorious music and thousands of Russians lined the streets in honour of the still living war veterans - who watched the procession and were personally congratulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The celebrations have put the Russian capital in a stand still. Roads are closed and security measures have been imposed that have cordoned off subway stations. The victory day celebrations - a momentous date of great significance takes precedence in Russia annually and is celebrated across the world by the Russian diaspora.

Victory day commemorates the 21 million Soviet soldiers and citizenry who perished in an gruelling war against Nazism. The role played by the Soviet Union was vital in the defeat of Nazism and is a continuous source of pride for Russian citizens.

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