Russia holds military parade in Red Square to mark WW II

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Moscow, Nov 7 (UNI) Russia today held a military parade at the Red Square to mark the 1941 parade that took place here during World War II.

After the parade during the World War, soldiers were sent directly to the frontline to fight Nazi Germany.

Many of the soldiers fom the Moscow Military District marched through the Red Square dressed in 1941 uniforms. Also taking part were members of youth organisations and costumed horsemen.

Overall, the parade involved more than 3,500 people and was watched by at least 6,000 spectators, including 55 veterans who fought against Nazi Germany.

Few years ago, Russia celebrated November 7 as the national holiday to mark the October Revolution in 1917.

However, in 2005, National Unity Day was introduced by the Kremlin to replace the Communist holiday of November 7.

November 4 now marks liberation of Russia from Polish invaders in 1612.

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