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The Russian people paid an enormous price for the country's victory in WW2. Millions of Russians lost their lives, civilians and military alike. Children are brought up to remember and honour this sacrifice and even today, 60 years after the war ended, newly married couples come to the memorials to leave their wedding flowers in tribute.
Summer 2005 saw huge celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the war. Banners adorned Red Square, old men and women wearing chestsful of medals came to the city to take part in the celebrations and GUM's central arcade featured an exhibition of the letters and effects of ordinary servicemen and families caught up in the war.
The ranks of that generation are thinning rapidly now, and Russia is changing. How will they mark the 70th anniversary?
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