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Visual Anthology: Russia Rolls Its Military Hardware Through Red Square

May 10, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
This photo shows a Msta-S self-propelled howitzer rolling through Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9, 2019.

A Msta-S self-propelled howitzer rolls through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in downtown Moscow on May 9, 2019. Russia is celebrating the 74th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. 

(ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's Victory Day parade commemorates the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Not only a celebration of Russia's military history, but the procession also serves as a potent reminder of Moscow's current defense capabilities. It also gives Russian leaders the opportunity to deliver messages to both a domestic and global audience, with President Vladimir Putin this year stressing the importance of international security cooperation....

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