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Russia stages military parade to mark 70 years since end of WW2

Russia has staged a huge military parade in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

Russian servicemen drive armoured personnel carriers during the parade at Red Square. Credit: Reuters

Thousands of troops marched on Red Square and hundreds of armoured vehicles also made an appearance.

Among the armour on display was the Armata T-14, which will be Russia's first new battle tank to be deployed for 40 years.

Russia's new Armata T-14 also eatured in the military display. Credit: Reuters

More than 20 world leaders watched the parade including Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon but many others boycotted the event because of Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis.

World leaders lay flowers at a war memorial in Moscow Credit: Reuters

The event ended with an impressive aerial display which featured a variety of military aircraft.

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