So, how to post a few pics of the 2010 Victory Day celebrations in Moscow without putting up 200 shots of Russian military equipment that I suspect 99% of people reading this have no interest in?  Well, while the hardware was impressive, this oddly is the only parade I've been to where the public was strongly discouraged from actually viewing the proceedings.  While Politicians and Generals got to view things from Red Square, the public was cordoned off far away from the actual parade, and told to watch things on TV.  Does anyone follow that logic? Throw a huge military parade, and then not invite actual people?  The best I could do was to stand across the river from the Kremlin, fine enough for the airshow, but pretty poor for viewing much else.  
  As a result I focused my efforts on taking shots of the many veterans who came out decked from head to toe with medals.  Young Russians would walk around all day with flowers thanking and congratulating those who served.  Of course one can't help but feel that with 10-14m casualties during the war, maybe these survivors actually got lucky and got stationed in the Urals behind the lines.  So, I've thrown in a bit of hardware for effect, and then a few others I liked in order to give an idea of how important of a holiday Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War remains even today...

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