Troops marching in Moscow's Red Square
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Russia parades military in Victory Day celebrations in Moscow

9 May 2014 Last updated at 08:12 BST

Russia has begun its 69th Victory Day celebrations with a parade in Moscow's Red Square.

The military is parading more hardware than usual and the display, which marks the Soviet victory in World War Two, will go on for longer.

A parade is also due to be held on Friday in the Crimean port of Sevastopol.

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg says there has been a "wave of patriotism" since Russia's annexation of Crimea.