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Victory Day

Russian Official: Moscow, Israel in ‘Constant Dialogue’ About Syria

Israel has promised Russia it will do everything possible to avoid harming Russian troops deployed in Syria, Moscow’s deputy ambassador to the Jewish state told the Hebrew news site Walla in an interview published on Tuesday in honor of Victory Day — the anniversary of the end of World War II.


Victory Day Parade: Putin Slams West for Supporting ‘Criminal Behavior’

At the annual Victory Day commemoration of Russia’s defeat of Nazi invaders during World War II, President Vladimir Putin made what observers are describing as a slam at the West for holding “double standards” and indulging “criminal behavior,” by which he meant supporting terrorism.

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during the Victory Day military parade at Red Square in Moscow on May 9, 2016. Russia marks the 71st anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. / AFP / SPUTNIK / MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV (Photo credit should read …

WWII Allies Missing from Russia’s Victory Day Extravaganza

There was a significant absence in Moscow on May 9. Even though it was the 70th anniversary of the official end of the European front of World War II, the leaders of the victorious allied powers decided not to attend the Victory Day parade due to increasing tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

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Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping Sign Economic and Agricultural Agreements

It is Victory Day in Europe and Russia, but Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping instead of celebrating with his World War II allies. The talks include agreements on the economy and energy as Russia continues to suffer under sanctions for the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

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