Russia

Remembering a great war

Print edition : June 12, 2015

Fireworks explode above Moscow's Red Square on May 9 during celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany. Photo: AFP

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary. Photo: REUTERS

Russian soldiers are pictured on top of the Reichstag building in Berlin in this undated photo taken in May 1945. Photo: REUTERS

Western leaders boycott the 70th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War, which ended in the defeat of Nazi Germany, but signal a willingness to work with Moscow as crises erupt all over the world.
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