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Party Time for Russia's Paratroopers, in Photos

Russia's Airborne Forces (VDV) celebrate their professional holiday every year on August 2. Paratroopers all across the country get together to march, swim, exchange memories and toast their comrades with the their iconic "Za VDV!" exclamation. 

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