MOSCOW, May 7 (RIA Novosti) - Dress rehearsal of Victory Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square began at 10:00 am MSK (7:00 am GMT).
"The dress rehearsal will be held in strict compliance with the order of the Victory Parade. Everything will be like on May 9," Russian Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti.
The final training session will feature over 11,000 the foot-borne squads and 151 armored vehicles, including last generation military trucks Typhoon-K will participate in the parade.
Typhoon-K six-wheel transporters come from the family of wheeled and track-type unified highly mobile modular platforms and will take part in the parade for the first time in history.
Sixty nine aircraft which will also fly over Moscow’s city center later today.
Moscow has already seen two dress rehearsals on April 29 and May 5. The aircraft flew over the walls of the Kremlin on May 3.
For the first time in history, a Victory Day parade will be held in Kerch in the east of Crimea. Meanwhile in Sevastopol, residents will celebrate on a much larger scale compared to previous years.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in April that this year's Victory Day celebrations have a particularly important political meaning, emphasizing the necessity to "demonstrate to the world that Russia has zero tolerance for fascism".
Russia has repeatedly described the uprising in Ukraine as an illegitimate fascist coup and a military seizure of power, which resulted in Moscow taking steps to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine, including the reunification with Crimea.