Russia won't bow to anyone say Muscovites

STORY: "I wish for our troops to defeat fascism again," said Moscow resident Yulia, a singer with an amateur choir that comes to the Red Square every year to celebrate Victory Day by singing Soviet songs.

Another resident who gave her name as Ekaterina said she supported Russia's actions in Ukraine, saying it made her feel more proud and patriotic.

Earlier President Vladimir Putin had addressed massed ranks of service personnel, evoking the memory of Soviet heroism in World War Two to inspire his army fighting in Ukraine.

However he was silent about plans for any escalation in Ukraine, despite Western warnings he might use the event in Red Square to order a national mobilization.

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