Russia marks a special Victory Day with a display of military muscle, pushing aside pandemic concerns that had delayed the parade last month. DW looks at what a public vote on constitutional reforms tomorrow has to do with today's celebrations.
Khabarovsk in Russia's far east has become a symbol of protest against the Kremlin. It all started with the arrest of the regional governor. DW's correspondent Sergey Dik reports.
Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko has said Moscow and Minsk would always be allies — but also called on Russia to stop "lying" about alleged mercenaries detained in Belarus. Russia has dismissed it as a "spectacle."
A military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory of the Nazis has kicked off in Moscow. The spectacular celebration takes place on the eve of a vote that could extend Putin’s rule until 2036.
Another massive rally has been held over the arrest of Sergei Furgal, ex-governor of the far-east Khabarovsk region. The Kremlin detained the popular politician last month, accusing him of masterminding several murders.
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