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Victory Day: Showing Strength at a Time of Weakness

May 8, 2015 | 09:15 GMT
A woman in Moscow on May 7 walks past a billboard extolling 70 years since the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of World War II.
A woman in Moscow on May 7 walks past a billboard extolling 70 years since the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of World War II.
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Victory Day is one of Russia's largest holidays. The Great Patriotic War was the Soviet Union's greatest moment of glory and highest sacrifice, and its end was the Russians' greatest victory. The Soviet Union rose out of a disastrous economy and a series of famines to face and defeat an invasion by what was then Europe's best army. ...

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