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Putin makes triumphal visit to Crimea

By Agencies in Moscow ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-05-10 07:23:35

Leader's trip follows massive Moscow parade celebrating victory in 1945

Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled on Friday to Crimea on his first trip to the Black Sea region since its annexation. The triumphal visit follows a massive show of military strength in the annual Red Square parade marking victory over Nazi Germany.

The celebrations come as the world is focused on Ukraine, where separatists in the country's east and southeast are preparing a referendum on secession.

Putin makes triumphal visit to Crimea

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