PICS: Russia Marks Victory Day 2019 With Military Parade

World | Associated Press | May 9, 2019, 8:55 pm
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 Across Russia, millions of people came out for military parades and civilian processions to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. (Image: AP)
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Across Russia, millions of people came out for military parades and civilian processions to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. (Image: AP)

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 The parade was a highly ritualized production of about 13,000 Russian servicemen marching in tight formation across the vast square in Moscow, followed by about 130 military vehicles including tanks and missile launchers. (Image: AP)
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The parade was a highly ritualized production of about 13,000 Russian servicemen marching in tight formation across the vast square in Moscow, followed by about 130 military vehicles including tanks and missile launchers. (Image: AP)

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 Russian tanks T-72 B3 drive during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)
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Russian tanks T-72 B3 drive during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)
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President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 People carry portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, and Russian and Soviet flags, during the Immortal Regiment march through the main street toward Red Square celebrating 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow. (Image: AP)
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People carry portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, and Russian and Soviet flags, during the Immortal Regiment march through the main street toward Red Square celebrating 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow. (Image: AP)

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 Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 An honor guard takes position during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)
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An honor guard takes position during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, holds a portrait of his father Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, in front of him, as he walks among other people carrying portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, during the Immortal Regiment march through Red Square celebrating 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, holds a portrait of his father Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, in front of him, as he walks among other people carrying portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, during the Immortal Regiment march through Red Square celebrating 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 People carry portraits of relatives who fought in World War II under heavy rain during the Immortal Regiment march through Red Square celebrating 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)
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People carry portraits of relatives who fought in World War II under heavy rain during the Immortal Regiment march through Red Square celebrating 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with WWII veterans prior to a military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with WWII veterans prior to a military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Russian army servicewomen march during the Victory Day military parade in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Image: AP)
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Russian army servicewomen march during the Victory Day military parade in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 People carry portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, and Russian and Soviet flags, during the Immortal Regiment march through the main street toward Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)
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People carry portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, and Russian and Soviet flags, during the Immortal Regiment march through the main street toward Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 People carry portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, and Soviet flags, during the Immortal Regiment march through the main street toward Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)
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People carry portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, and Soviet flags, during the Immortal Regiment march through the main street toward Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Russian WWII veterans wait for the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)
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Russian WWII veterans wait for the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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