Forced to postpone the country's traditional May 9 Victory Day celebrations by the coronavirus pandemic, Putin rescheduled the parade for just a week ahead of a July 1 public vote on controversial constitutional reforms.
Russia is struggling to chart a path towards reconciling the Bolshevik Revolution while not glorifying it as a means of political change.
A series of hoax phone calls triggered mass evacuations of various sites around the Russian capital.
Soldiers and military hardware were paraded across Red Square in Moscow in the annual event that celebrates Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany.
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