Russia is today celebrating Victory Day, a national holiday in which the country remembers the end of World War II and the defeat of Nazi Germany. A typical celebration of Victory Day involves military parade showcasing troops and advanced military hardware at Russia has to offer.
The day will also remember the sacrifices made in order to defeat the Nazi all the millions of soldiers and civilians who died in the conflicts. Family members of those who died during the conflicts, march with their pictures.
The parade which will take place at the Moscow red square and will also be used the government to show off its latest military or security vehicles. The parade is also seen as a way for Russia to demonstrate the world its capabilities and its strengths as a way of discouraging its rivals from any aggression towards Russia.
By Mokgethi Mtezuka