Victory Day celebrations in Moscow will culminate on Monday with a grand fireworks display consisting of 30 salvoes from 18 guns and 72 launchers, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.
"The guns and launchers will be placed in 13 locations around Moscow, including on Poklonnaya Gora," Lt. Col. Sergei Vlasov said, adding that the fireworks will begin at 10.00 pm Moscow time (18:00 GMT.)
Victory Day in Russia marks the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45.
The Russian capital held a traditional military parade on Monday morning, which involved 20,000 servicemen and over 100 pieces of military hardware.
Victory Day celebrations also took place in cities across Russia and in former Soviet states.
MOSCOW, May 9 (RIA Novosti)