Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Moscow’s Victory Day parade that the world is at a “turning point”, as some events around the country are scaled back due to security concerns.
The annual military parade commemorates the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.
Putin again sought to link Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the struggle against Nazism, claiming that Russia was defending its sovereignty.
There is a nervous mood in Moscow after recent drone attacks, which the Russian government attributed to pro-Ukraine forces – but which Kyiv has denied.
Russia launched its biggest drone attack yet on Ukraine on Sunday night.