Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the portrait of his father as he takes part in the Immortal Regiment march on the Red Square during the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015.
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a military parade held in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War.
In photos: Russia holds V-Day parade.
Chinese guards of honor would showcase to the world their image of a well-disciplined and professional army and their resolve to safeguard stability and world peace.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow Friday for a visit to Russia where he will attend celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War, Russia's term for WWII.
President Xi Jinping first proposed the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative 20 months ago in Kazakhstan, and on Thursday he and his counterpart in the Central Asian country agreed to step up cooperation over the trans-Eurasianmega project.
Participants mark the upcoming Victory Day by placing a 50-meter-long St. George's Ribbon, a symbol widely associated in Russia with the commemoration of victory in World War II, along a mountain slope about 200 meters (656 feet) above the bank of the Yenisei River opposite the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia, May 6, 2015.
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Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade.
Chinese guards of honor were awarded medals Wednesday by the Russian Defense Ministry to commemorate their participation in the upcoming Victory Day parade on May 9.