SIMFEROPOL/AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Simferopol residents who turned up for a rally commemorating May 9 watched individuals calling themselves Cossacks, the so-called ‘self-defense units’ and military equipment parading down the city’s main street.

No less than a thousand people carrying posters of their relatives who fought in World War II took part in a traditional procession called the ‘Immortal Regiment’.

The crowd also got to listen to a live broadcast of a speech Putin was delivering in Moscow. However, due to the poor connection, the people had trouble making out the words. The local ‘authorities’ congratulated the spectators on the Victory Day.

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