Russia Holds Victory Day Military Parade

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The traditional Victory Day Parade was originally due to be held on May 9, but was postponed for more than a month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The celebrations went ahead despite Russia surpassing 600,000 cases of Covid-19 infections.

This year’s event is particularly important for President Vladimir Putin, who seeks a boost in popularity ahead of the upcoming constitutional referendum on extending his time in office.