Putin Marks Victory Day Amid Pandemic With Muted Celebration

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin held a watered-down celebration of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany, with the coronavirus pandemic denying him what experienced been slated to be an extravagant screen of Russia’s armed service may.

Mr. Putin instead sought to unite the country all over its most revered collective memory as a result of uplifting words and phrases and consoling gestures.

“We…