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By Elizabeth Piper and Timothy Heritage MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of Boris Lisitsyn's happiest memories is of being swept by a huge, joyous crowd through the streets of Moscow and onto Red Square in spontaneous celebrations when World War Two ended in Europe. He was too young to fight but, like most Russians, sees the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945 as one of his nation's great achievements, albeit as part of the Soviet Union. Any soldier, any soldier was swung in their arms, people sang to them: 'You guys are great!'" He is less enthusiastic when asked about plans by Western leaders not to attend a military parade on Moscow's Red Square on May 9 marking the 70th anniversary of the victory in 1945. "It is of course not nice," Lisitsyn said quietly, before adding with a shrug: "They have the right to do so." The Western boycott is intended to show displeasure over President Vladimir Putin's support for pro-Russian separatists fighting government forces in east Ukraine.