International parade marks Allied war victory

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The Independent Online

british and American troops marched through Red Square yesterday as part of a large-scale parade to celebrate 65 years since the Allied victory in the Second World War.

Heads of state and selected war veterans watched soldiers from the Welsh Guards march alongside American troops and over 10,000 Russian soldiers as part of the vast parade and accompanying fly-past.

The inclusion of foreign troops, seen as a goodwill gesture from the Kremlin, was not matched by invitations to all of their leaders, however.

In Gordon Brown's absence, a British offer to send Prince Charles was snubbed, while the US Vice President Joe Biden was also excluded from the events.

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