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Serbia holds massive military parade in Belgrade

Belgrade celebrates 70th anniversary of liberation from Nazis.
Belgrade celebrates 70th anniversary of liberation from Nazis. Image by Corrado Scropetta / CC BY 2.0

Serbia is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade from the Nazi occupation in WWII with a grand military parade, the first of its kind since 1985. Red Army troops helped Yugoslav partisans liberate Belgrade in 1944. The guest of honour is Vladimir Putin. The parade (from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on 16 October) is broadcast live by Serbian national TV. Read more: balkanist.net