Havana hosts first military parade in five years

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A military parade and a massive demonstration marking the 50th anniversary of the defeat of armed Cuban exiles at the Playa Giron landing site in 1961 were held on Revolution Square in central Havana for the first time in five years.

A military parade and a massive demonstration marking the 50th anniversary of the defeat of armed Cuban exiles at the Playa Giron landing site in 1961 were held on Revolution Square in central Havana for the first time in five years.

© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovA military parade and a massive demonstration marking the 50th anniversary of the defeat of armed Cuban exiles at the Playa Giron landing site in 1961 were held on Revolution Square in central Havana for the first time in five years.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
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A military parade and a massive demonstration marking the 50th anniversary of the defeat of armed Cuban exiles at the Playa Giron landing site in 1961 were held on Revolution Square in central Havana for the first time in five years.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovTwo hundred young people wearing the uniforms of Cuban military units, which defeated counter-revolutionary forces at Playa Giron 50 years ago, entered the square.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
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Two hundred young people wearing the uniforms of Cuban military units, which defeated counter-revolutionary forces at Playa Giron 50 years ago, entered the square.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovYoung people wearing the uniforms of the “Army of Teachers,” whose members had taught Cubans in remote areas during the first post-revolution years.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
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Young people wearing the uniforms of the “Army of Teachers,” whose members had taught Cubans in remote areas during the first post-revolution years.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovA military parade after a children’s performance.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
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A military parade after a children’s performance.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovTank units.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
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Tank units.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovNaval units on the square.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
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Naval units on the square.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovInterior Ministry commando units.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
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Interior Ministry commando units.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovA Mil Mi-17 Hip helicopter. In all, six helicopters flew above the square.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
8/13
A Mil Mi-17 Hip helicopter. In all, six helicopters flew above the square.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovMechanized commando units.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
9/13
Mechanized commando units.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovSoviet military weaponries were upgraded by the national industry.



Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
10/13
Soviet military weaponries were upgraded by the national industry.



© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovSoviet-made BRDM-2 fully armored, four-wheel-drive, amphibious reconnaissance vehicles rolling through Revolution Square.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
11/13
Soviet-made BRDM-2 fully armored, four-wheel-drive, amphibious reconnaissance vehicles rolling through Revolution Square.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovThe parade was followed by a massive demonstration.
Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
12/13
The parade was followed by a massive demonstration.
© RIA Novosti . Oleg VyazmitinovCuban authorities said the demonstration had confirmed “the socialist nature of the Cuban revolution.”

Havana hosts first military parade in five years  - Sputnik International
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Cuban authorities said the demonstration had confirmed “the socialist nature of the Cuban revolution.”

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