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Russia: Putin chairs CIS meeting ahead of V-Day parade on Red Square02:06

Russia: Putin chairs CIS meeting ahead of V-Day parade on Red Square

Russian Federation, Moscow
May 8, 2015 at 08:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

President Vladimir Putin met with five leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Moscow, Friday, on the eve of Saturday's Victory Day parade on Red Square.

During the meeting, Putin said it was paramount that CIS members states do everything possible to prevent the rewriting of history and the potential rebirth of Nazi ideology. Putin also congratulated President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan with his re-election on April 27.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon and President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev will attend the Victory Day Parade on May 9, marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in WWII. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko are not participating, despite their membership in the CIS.

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President Vladimir Putin met with five leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Moscow, Friday, on the eve of Saturday's Victory Day parade on Red Square.

During the meeting, Putin said it was paramount that CIS members states do everything possible to prevent the rewriting of history and the potential rebirth of Nazi ideology. Putin also congratulated President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan with his re-election on April 27.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon and President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev will attend the Victory Day Parade on May 9, marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in WWII. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko are not participating, despite their membership in the CIS.

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