Photostream : Victory Day Celebrations in Moscow

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MOSCOW – RUSSIA – MAY 9: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) makes a speech as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel look on during the Victory Day parade which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany on May 9, 2010 at Red Square, in Moscow, Russia. The military parade which commerates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany is the first at which NATO troops have been invited to take part, in what is seen as a recognition of post cold war solidarity.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) meets Israeli President Shimon Peres as he arrives for the Victory Day celebration in Moscow May 9, 2010. Russia celebrates the victory over Nazi troops in 1945 on Sunday.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) meets with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Moscow’s Kremlin before a Victory Day parade on May 9, 2010. Troops from four NATO states marched through Red Square for the first time Sunday as Russia marked victory in World War II with its biggest military parade since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Israeli President Shimon Peres talk to each other in Moscow’s Kremlin, before the Victory Day parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Sunday, May 9, 2010.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) meets Israeli President Shimon Peres as he arrives for the Victory Day celebration in Moscow May 9, 2010.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, looks on as Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, in Moscow’s Kremlin during a group photo, following the Victory Day parade which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Sunday, May 9, 2010.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, foreground right, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, foreground left, walk in Moscow’s Kremlin before a Victory Day parade which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Sunday, May 9, 2010.

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(From L to R) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Chinese President Hu Jintao, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attend a military parade in Red Square in Moscow May 9, 2010.

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MOSCOW – RUSSIA – MAY 9: (L-R) Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmon, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Chinese President Hu Jintao, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov attend the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2010 at Red Square, in Moscow, Russia. The military parade which commemorates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany is the first at which NATO troops have been invited to take part, in what is seen as a recognition of post cold war solidarity.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (C), Chinese President Hu Jintao (2R), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (2L), and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev (L) watch airplanes fly over Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow May 9, 2010. Troops from four NATO states marched through Red Square for the first time as Russia marked victory in World War II with its biggest military parade since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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MOSCOW – RUSSIA – MAY 9: (L-R) Chinese President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev leave after attending the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2010 at Red Square, in Moscow, Russia. The military parade which commerates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany is the first at which NATO troops have been invited to take part, in what is seen as a recognition of post cold war solidarity.

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MOSCOW – RUSSIA – MAY 9: (L-R) Chinese President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Czech President Vaclav Claus leave after attending the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2010 at Red Square, in Moscow, Russia. The military parade which commerates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany is the first at which NATO troops have been invited to take part, in what is seen as a recognition of post cold war solidarity.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) meets with Czech President Vaclav Klaus in Moscow’s Kremlin before a Victory Day parade on May 9, 2010. Troops from four NATO states marched through Red Square for the first time Sunday as Russia marked victory in World War II with its biggest military parade since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) meets Vietnam’s President Nguyen Minh Triet as he arrives for the Victory Day celebration in Moscow May 9, 2010. Russia celebrates the victory over Nazi troops in 1945 on Sunday.

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MOSCOW – RUSSIA – MAY 9: (L-R) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, China’s President Hu Jintao, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attend the Victory Day parade which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany on May 9, 2010 at Red Square, in Moscow, Russia. The military parade which commerates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany is the first at which NATO troops have been invited to take part, in what is seen as a recognition of post cold war solidarity.

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MOSCOW – RUSSIA – MAY 9: (L-R) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, China’s President Hu Jintao, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attend the Victory Day parade which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany on May 9, 2010 at Red Square, in Moscow, Russia. The military parade which commerates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany is the first at which NATO troops have been invited to take part, in what is seen as a recognition of post cold war solidarity.

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Visiting heads of State and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, pose for a group photo in the Moscow Kremlin, after a Victory Day parade to commemorate the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, Moscow, Sunday, May 9, 2010.

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Visiting heads of State and Russia President Dmitry Medvedev, center right, attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall, during the Victory Day Parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Sunday, May 9, 2010.

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Russian honor guards carry a national flag, left, and replica of the Victory banner, which was raised by Soviet soldiers on the Reichstag in Berlin, right, during the Victory Day Parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, at Moscow’s Red Square, Sunday, May 9, 2010. A huge screen, which broadcasts attending Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, is seen in the background.

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Russian WWII veterans toast while celebrating the 65th anniversary of Victory Day in Moscow on May 9, 2010. Chinese President Hu Jintao spoke out against rewriting the history of the Soviet Union’s role in World War II, while attending Moscow celebrations for the 65th anniversary of victory.’Some forces are trying to rewrite or erase the outstanding role of the Soviet people in the victory in World War II,’ said Hu while meeting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Russian news agencies reported.

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Russian WWII veterans toast while celebrating the 65th anniversary of Victory Day in Moscow on May 9, 2010.

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Russian and Uzbek WWII veterans holds sit on a bench while celebrating the 65th anniversary of Victory Day in Moscow on May 9, 2010.

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MOSCOW – RUSSIA – MAY 9: Fireworks go off above the Kremlin during Victory Day celebrations on May 9, 2010 in Moscow, Russia. The celebrations mark the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany, the first of which NATO troops have been invited to take part, in what is seen as a recognition of post cold war solidarity.

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MOSCOW – RUSSIA – MAY 9: Fireworks go off above the Kremlin during Victory Day celebrations on May 9, 2010 in Moscow, Russia. The celebrations mark the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany, the first of which NATO troops have been invited to take part, in what is seen as a recognition of post cold war solidarity.

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