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In Photos: Moscow Celebrates Victory Day with Slimmed-Down Military Parade

Russians on Tuesday marked the 78th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II — the second Victory Day celebrations since Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year.

Despite heightened security concerns following a drone strike against the Kremlin itself last week, the bombastic military parade in Red Square went ahead as scheduled.

However, there were far fewer troops and equipment on display than in previous years — likely a result of the huge losses suffered by Russia's Armed Forces in Ukraine.

President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech in which he called for support for the military and bitterly criticized Western countries, which have sent billions of dollars of military support to Kyiv as it resists Russia's invasion.

Here is a closer look at Moscow’s Victory Day military parade: