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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) and Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov watch events marking Victory Day, in Sevastopol May 9, 2014. Putin flew in to Crimea on Friday, marking the Soviet victory in World War Two and proclaiming the success of the peninsula’s seizure from a Ukraine that Russia says has been taken over by fascists. Credit: REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin