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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bush Braves Rain, Metro Is Renamed

Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, stood inside the Kremlin walls, receiving their guests in the light rain that fell before the parade and posing for photos.

Putin held a black umbrella, and the guests were given identical ones as they stepped out of their cars for the short walk up to the host couple.

Bush decided, however, to brave the rain, and after he and his wife, Laura, reached the Putins, he put down his umbrella. Putin took the challenge and dropped his as well, leaving the two grinning couples to pose for photographers as rain fell on their heads.

Bush played around more with his umbrella, pointing it at photographers like a gun, and he jokingly hit Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko with it to get his attention on Red Square.



Moscow's commemorations of Victory Day even extended underground. On Monday, the Izmailovsky Park metro station was renamed in honor of the "partisan" guerrillas who helped fight German forces.

The station, now known as Partizanskaya, is well-known among tourists because it is the nearest metro stop for a popular weekend crafts market.

The name change initially could be disorienting to some riders, but it also clears up a longtime source of confusion. The next metro station to the north is inconveniently named Izmailovskaya.

This is the fourth name for the 60-year-old station: First, it was People's Stadium; then Izmailovskaya and since 1963 had been Izmailovsky Park.