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# Victory Day

This year
Putin tells Moscow's Victory Day parade that 'war' has been unleashed on Russia
Meanwhile, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen is in Kyiv to mark the Europe Day celebration of peace and unity.
Last year
Russian ambassador to Poland splattered with red liquid on Victory Day
Sergei Andreev said that he was not seriously harmed in the attack, adding that the red substance was some sort of syrup.
Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint by protesters
Sergey Andreev was ambushed by activists as he arrived at the Soviet soldiers’ cemetery in Warsaw.
All time
Pics: "Hello comrades!" - Putin celebrates Russia's victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea
11,000 troops also marched in Red Square as part of Victory Day in Russia.
Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia
The Russian authorities have been accused of stoking violent attitudes towards gay people following the torture and murder of a young gay man.