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Russia's military tradition
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Russian military officer stands guards at a radar station at the missile defense facility in Sofrino, 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Moscow, Friday, May 4, 2012.
A Russian soldier stands as a mobile launcher with a Topol-M missile drives past during the general rehearsal for the Victory parade on Moscow's Red Square May 6, 2012.
A member of a historical military club wearing Soviet army uniform and his children ride a vintage motorcycle during celebration of Victory Day in St. Petersburg, Russia, May 9, 2012.
Russian Police academy female cadets march during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, April 18, 2011.
Russian servicemen take part in the Victory Parade on Moscow's Red Square on May 9, 2012.
World War II veteran Fyodor Bortsov sits on a bench as another WWII veteran walks past during a Victory Day celebration in Gorky Park in Moscow on May 9, 2012.
A Russian military vehicle makes the way down a road during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade.
A Russian soldier rides on a tank toward Red Square during a rehearsal for a military parade in Moscow on May 5.
A woman watches a military vehicle passing by during a military parade on Victory Day in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia, on May 9.
Russian military officers are on duty in a control center of a radar station at the missile defense facility in Sofrino, Russia, May 4, 2012.
A Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bomber, which carries nuclear rockets, lands at the Yemelyanovo airport near Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on June 8.
A Russian nuclear submarine, the Yuri Dolgoruky, floats near the Sevmash factory in Arkhangelsk, Russia, in 2009.
A Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile is launched from the northern Plesetsk cosmodrome in 1999.
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