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Putin hails 'all-conquering' Russian patriotism at Victory Day parade

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Thousands of Russian troops marched through Red Square on Friday as Moscow put on a powerful show of patriotism and military might following its annexation of Crimea. 

Russian soldiers participate in a Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, on May 9, 2014

As Ukraine's crisis rumbled on with pro-Moscow rebels pushing ahead with independence votes, President Vladimir Putin praised Russian patriotism and loyalty to the state.

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