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Russia stages first Red Square May Day parade since Soviet days

People walk through Red Square with flags and banners during a rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

People walk through Red Square with flags and banners during a rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

People walk through Red Square with flags and banners during a rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Members of Russia's Communist party carry banners and flags, including the flag of the self-declared "People's Republic of Donetsk" (C), during a May Day rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Members of Russia's Communist party carry banners and flags, including the flag of the self-declared "People's Republic of Donetsk" (C), during a May Day rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Members of Russia's Communist party carry banners and flags, including the flag of the self-declared "People's Republic of Donetsk" (C), during a May Day rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Members of Russia's Communist party carry banners and flags during a May Day rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Members of Russia's Communist party carry banners and flags during a May Day rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Members of Russia's Communist party carry banners and flags during a May Day rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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People walk with flags and banners past the Kremlin during a rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People walk with flags and banners past the Kremlin during a rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People walk with flags and banners past the Kremlin during a rally in Moscow May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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