Ominous photos of Russia's most militaristic Victory Day parade in years

Russia shows off military hardware at parade
Russia shows off military hardware at parade

Russia marked the Soviet Union's role in defeating Nazi Germany 71 years ago by holding one of the largest Victory Day military parades in Moscow in years today.

President Vladimir Putin presided over the parade, which included tanks, aircraft, and ballistic missiles.

The parade in Moscow was a strong reminder of Russia's dedication in recent years to modernize its military. It is also a show of strength by Putin as he continues his claims of being the defender of Russians even outside of the Russian border.

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