Victory Day in Moscow

Two young men speak with World War II veterans Aleksakin Nikolay, 90, second from left, and Anna Parukhova, 90, during Victory Day Thursday in Moscow's Gorky Park. It is Russia's most important secular holiday, honoring the huge military and civilian losses of World War II and showing off the country's modern arsenal.
Two young men speak with World War II veterans Aleksakin Nikolay, 90, second from left, and Anna Parukhova, 90, during Victory Day Thursday in Moscow's Gorky Park. It is Russia's most important secular holiday, honoring the huge military and civilian losses of World War II and showing off the country's modern arsenal. Mikhail Metzel/AP Photo

Two young men speak with World War II veterans Aleksakin Nikolay, 90, second from left, and Anna Parukhova, 90, during Victory Day Thursday in Moscow's Gorky Park. It is Russia's most important secular holiday, honoring the huge military and civilian losses of World War II and showing off the country's modern arsenal.

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