Vladimir Putin takes oath of office for 4th term as Russian president

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Vladimir Putin looks on during his inauguration ceremony for a new term as Russia's president in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, May 7, 2018.

A sleek new stealth fighter jet that Russian Federation recently combat-tested in Syria took center stage at a massive military parade in Moscow celebrating the Soviet Army's victory over Nazi Germany during World War II.

"We remember the tragedies of the two world wars, about the lessons of history which do not allow us to become blind", he said.

Hailing Victory Day, Putin said the holiday has been celebrated for many decades so that the mistakes that led to war will not be repeated. Behind the new threats are the same old ugly features: selfishness and intolerance, aggressive nationalism, and claims to exclusivity.

Putin will this year once again carry a photograph of his father.

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As commander-in-chief, he has also at times donned military uniform himself and been filmed at the controls of a strategic bomber and on the conning tower of a submarine in photo opportunities created to boost his man of action image. Also on display were Yars mobile intercontinental nuclear-missile launchers, Iskander-M ballistic-missile launchers and Kinjal (Dagger) hypersonic missiles, touted by the Russians as "unbeatable" and able to hit targets 2,000 kilometers away with nuclear or conventional warheads.

Highlights included the parade debuts of the Su-57 stealth jet, as well as the Uran-9 "robotank".

Speaking to reporters earlier, Vucic said Putin had invited him to take part in the Immortal Regiment march in Moscow on Wednesday - an event that gathers hundreds of thousands of people who carry portraits of their family members who fought in the Great Patriotic War.

Russian Federation is open to dialogue about the issues of global security for peace on the planet, Putin said. Russian Federation has vehemently denied the allegations.

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