Russia showcases military might at Victory Day parade

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Russia has marked the 66th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe by holding its annual Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square.

Around 20,000 soldiers and officers took part in the spectacle, watched by President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Western allies mark Victory in Europe Day every year on 8 May, but Russia celebrates the event a day later as it was 9 May in Moscow when the Nazi surrender came into force.

Daniel Sandford reports.

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