Russian President Vladimir Putin watched advanced jets carrying a hypersonic missile he has touted as invincible scream over red square days after the start of his fourth presidential term.

Part of an annual event marking the Soviet Union’s World War Two victory over the Nazis, Putin looked on as thousands of troops marched past him and columns of tanks rumbled across the famous square in a show of military might reminiscent of those displayed during the cold war.

Putin reviewed the parade from a tribune packed with soviet war veterans, some of whom wore rows of campaign medals and clutched red roses.

Weapons displayed on red square included Russia’s Yars mobile intercontinental nuclear missile launcher, Iskander-m ballistic missile launchers, and advanced s-400 air defense missile system.

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