Embattled leaders join to celebrate victory

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John Major, the Prime Minister, shaking hands with the Russian President, Boris Yeltsin, at VE Day celebrations in Moscow

yesterday. Fifty foreign leaders attended a military parade in Red Square, which included veterans from the conflict in Chechnya. On the city's outskirts, thousands took part in a protest against Mr Yeltsin's 'destruction' of the Soviet Union Reports, page 3