In Pictures: Russia marks 73rd anniversary of WWII victory

Russia displays military might


News Desk May 09, 2018
Buk-M2 air defence missile systems parade through Red Square. PHOTO: AFP

Russia marked the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two with an annual parade in Moscow.

Russian servicemen march at Red Square during the Victory Day military parade. PHOTO: AFP Russian servicemen march at Red Square during the Victory Day military parade. PHOTO: AFP

Russian Su-25 assault aircrafts release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square. PHOTO: AFP Russian Su-25 assault aircraft release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square. PHOTO: AFP

Russia's 2S-35 Coalition-SV self-propelled 152 mm howitzers. PHOTO: AFP Russia's 2S-35 Coalition-SV self-propelled 152 mm howitzers. PHOTO: AFP

Russian servicemen march at Red Square during the Victory Day military parade. PHOTO: AFP Russian servicemen march at Red Square during the Victory Day military parade. PHOTO: AFP

 Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes as he takes part in the Victory Day parade. PHOTO: REUTERS Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes as he takes part in the Victory Day parade. PHOTO: REUTERS

Russian Su-25 assault aircrafts release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square. PHOTO: AFP Russian Su-25 assault aircraft release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square. PHOTO: AFP

Russian Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile systems. PHOTO: AFP Russian Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile systems. PHOTO: AFP

 Russian army MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Su-30 jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams fly in formation. PHOTO: REUTERS Russian army MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Su-30 jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams fly in formation. PHOTO: REUTERS

Buk-M2 air defence missile systems parade through Red Square. PHOTO: AFP Buk-M2 air defence missile systems parade through Red Square. PHOTO: AFP

Russian Ka-52 helicopters fly over Red Square during the Victory Day military parade. PHOTO: AFP Russian Ka-52 helicopters fly over Red Square during the Victory Day military parade. PHOTO: AFP

Buk-M2 air defence missile systems parade through Red Square. PHOTO: AFP Tanks parade through Red Square. PHOTO: AFP

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