Russia prepares for a grand parade to celebrate Victory Day
Sputnik quoted information from the Russian Defense Ministry as saying that the ceremony parade The 77th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War was held in Alabino, a suburb of Moscow.
“In total, 11,000 servicemen, 131 units of modern weapons and military equipment, 77 planes and helicopters participated in the preparations for the parade on Red Square,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.
During the drills, 33 units marched through the training ground, including students, cadets of military educational institutions of the Russian Defense Ministry and other law enforcement agencies, officers and soldiers of the units. troops of the Western Military District, cadets of the Suvorov and Nakhimov schools, cadets, members of the Yunarmiya, Terek and Kuban Cossacks movements.
The motorized part includes Typhoon military vehicles, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2, BMP-3 and Kurganets-25, tanks T-72BZM, T-90M “Proruv” and T-14 Armata, combat missiles Iskander- M, self-propelled howitzers Msta-S, MLRS Tornado-G, air defense systems Tor-M2, Buk-MZ and S-400 Triumph, parachute equipment and strategic missiles, Uran-9 assault robot mounted on truck.
Earlier, on April 6, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is planning to celebrate 77 years of victory over Nazi Germany. “We will celebrate Victory Day the way we always do. This is the holiest holiday in our country,” Peskov said.
The parade on Red Square in Moscow this year will begin at 10:00 am (Moscow time) on May 9.
Victory Day in Russia is a national holiday, most offices, schools and businesses are closed.
The parade will take place in the context that Russia is conducting a military operation in Ukraine. Earlier, the Kiev Independent newspaper reported that, according to intelligence from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian army was ordered to end hostilities on May 9.
May 9, known as “Victory Day” in Russia, marks the end of the Soviet Red Army’s counter-offensive in Nazi Germany, when Russian soldiers marched through Berlin in 1945 and declared victory. The people of Russia and other former Soviet Union countries take May 9 every year as the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.
During his time as president, Mr Vladimir Putin encouraged a larger celebration on May 9. Speaking in Red Square in 2017, Putin said that the Soviet Union “faced the most powerful attacks of Nazi Germany” and that “no force” could defeat the Russians.
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