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As Russia’s ‘Victory Day’ nears, mood in Moscow appears mixed

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Nazi Germany with an economy reeling from the West’s most stringent economic sanctions in modern times.As Russia’s military operation in Ukraine grinds towards the end of its third month, President Vladimir Putin will underscore the enormous sacrifices made by the Soviet Union to defeat Adolf Hitler in World War Two in a Victory Day speech in Red Square on Monday.The sanctions imposed by Western nations since Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine on Feb.

24 have tipped Russia towards its worst economic crisis since the years following the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, though the Kremlin says it will build up its own production while seeking new markets in Asia.

Russia’s Victory Day on May 9 will not impact war on Ukraine: foreign minister Some Russians said they were anxious and emotional given the close family ties between the two biggest eastern Slav populations now divided by conflict.“Emotionally it affects you because I have two sisters living in Ukraine,” said Larisa, one Muscovite who spoke to Reuters. “Of course, it is very difficult to communicate with them now – very difficult.

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