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Why Did Russian Authorities Cancel Immortal Regiment Processions?

Russian authorities on April 18 canceled annual processions in remembrance of relatives who fought in World War II amid apparent security concerns linked to the fighting in Ukraine.

Millions of people across Russia traditionally march in the Immortal Regiment processions on May 9, the annual holiday commemorating the end of World War II, holding placards of relatives who lived and died during the conflict.

We asked people on the streets of Moscow why they thought authorities canceled the event.

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