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Military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of WWII Victory in Moscow - Sputnik International

Russian Might Guarding the Peace: Moscow Holds Parade Celebrating 75th Anniversary of Victory Day

The traditional 9 May event, dedicated to the victory over the Nazis in World War II, was delayed this year due to the pandemic. As a result, President Vladimir Putin set it to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Victory Parade in 1945, when the soldiers who stormed Berlin and liberated Europe, marched through Moscow.

This year, 14,000 troops and several hundred military machines are taking part in the Victory Day parade, including 30 historic T-34 tanks. Modern vehicles will be also participating, including AFV Terminator, T-72, and T-14 Armata tanks, 9K720 Iskander missile systems, and many other cutting-edge military hardware.

At the same time, planes and helicopters will participate in an air parade, with Su-25s colouring the sky in white, blue, and red - the colours of the Russian flag.

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08:37 GMT 24.06.2020
Spanish Embassy in Moscow Congratulates Russia on 75th Anniversary of WWII Victory

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Spanish embassy in Moscow has congratulated Russia on the 75th anniversary of the Victory in World War II.

"The Spanish embassy in Moscow joins the congratulations to Russia on such a significant day!" the diplomatic mission said on Twitter.

Spanish Ambassador to Russia Fernando Valderrama Pareja represented Spain at the Victory Parade on Red Square.

08:36 GMT 24.06.2020
President Putin Thanks Servicemen for Their Participation in the Parade
08:23 GMT 24.06.2020
V-Day Parade Dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of Victory in WWII is Over
08:17 GMT 24.06.2020
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Says Honored to Represent Caracas During Moscow Victory Parade

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said that it was an honor for him to represent Caracas at the military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.

"It is an honor to represent Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro in Moscow, a few minutes before the start of the parade dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union over fascism and Nazism in the Great Patriotic War. Glory to the 27 million Soviet citizens who gave their lives", Arreaza said on Twitter.

08:16 GMT 24.06.2020
Parade Comes to End as Musicians Perform 'Victory Day' March
08:14 GMT 24.06.2020
Moscow Skies Coloured in White, Blue, and Red After Russian Flag, as the Flyover is Closing
08:08 GMT 24.06.2020
Flyover Begins, as Russian Aircraft Create Single Formation Over Red Square
07:59 GMT 24.06.2020
Russian Artillery and Rocket Troops are Joining the Parade
07:50 GMT 24.06.2020
Ground Part of the Parade is Over, as Military Vehicles Join the Parade

A column of legendary Soviet T-34 tanks goes through Red Square.

07:49 GMT 24.06.2020
Russian Aerospace Forces March Through Red Square
07:47 GMT 24.06.2020
Russian Border Guards Join the March in Red Square
07:46 GMT 24.06.2020
Russian Airborne Troops Join the Victory Parade
07:46 GMT 24.06.2020
Russian Naval Infantry Unit Marches Through Red Square
07:41 GMT 24.06.2020
Regiment of the Russian Navy Joins the Parade
07:40 GMT 24.06.2020
Youngest Members of Parade Join the Stage, as Suvorov and Nakhimov Military School Students March Through Red Square

The youngest participants of the parade are entering Red Square, as cadets from the Moscow Suvorov Military School, Nakhimov Navy School, and a unit of the Unarmia (Young Army) military-patriotic movement are marching along Red Square.

07:38 GMT 24.06.2020
Regiment of the Russian Ground Forces Marches in Parade Formation
07:34 GMT 24.06.2020
Chinese People's Liberation Army Marches Through Red Square
07:29 GMT 24.06.2020
Indian Army Forces Join the Parade
07:26 GMT 24.06.2020
Regiments of the Former Soviet Republics and Other Allies March, Carrying Their Banners
07:25 GMT 24.06.2020
The Parade Opens With the March of the Drum Corps of the Moscow Military Music College

Commander-in-Chief of Ground Forces Col. General Oleg Salyukov commands the beginning of the military march.

The military parade is traditionally opened by the Drums Corps of the Moscow Military Music College, which sets the rhythm and tempo of the parading battalions. Cadets of the Military Music College opened the very first Victory Parade on 24 June 1945.

Drummers of the cadet corps at a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. - Sputnik International
07:18 GMT 24.06.2020
Putin Announces Minute of Silence to Honour Those Who Died During the Great Patriotic War
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War - Sputnik International

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Victory Parade on Red Square that only jointly with other states "we can protect the world" from new dangerous threats.

"We will never forget the contribution of our allies to bring victory ... Given the challenges that the planet faces today, we especially acutely feel these greatest values - a man, his dreams, joys, hopes, his peaceful, calm and creative life. We understand how important it is to strengthen friendship, trust between peoples and [Russia is] open for dialogue and cooperation on the most pressing issues of the international agenda. It includes the creation of a common reliable security system, that the rapidly changing combined world needs. Only together we can protect the world from new dangerous viruses", Putin said.

07:13 GMT 24.06.2020
President Vladimir Putin Congratulates People on 75th Victory Day Anniversary

"The Soviet people put an end to the terrible Holocaust, saved the world from fascism; it is impossible to imagine what would happen to the world if it were not for the Red Army", the president said. "The people of the USSR paid a terrible price for the freedom of Europe. Our duty is to remember that the main burden of the struggle against Nazism fell on the Soviet people".

07:10 GMT 24.06.2020
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu Greets the Servicemen

The parade is hosted by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who drove to the square from the Spasskaya Tower gates of the Kremlin in an Aurus convertible.

07:01 GMT 24.06.2020
Command Given to Bring Out National Flag of Russian Federation, Victory Banner

A command is given to bring out the national flag of the Russian Federation and the Victory Banner to the music of “The Sacred War” by Alexander Alexandrov.

The national flag of the Russian Federation and the Victory Banner of the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War are brought onto the Red Square by the honor guards of the 154th Preobrazhensky Independent Commandant's Regiment.

07:00 GMT 24.06.2020
Attention! This is a Live Broadcast From Moscow! Watch and Listen to the Victory Parade From Red Square

The Kremlin clock chimes. The parade commences.

06:55 GMT 24.06.2020
Watch V-Day Parade in Red Square as Russia Celebrates 75th Anniversary of WWII Victory
Servicemen of the Russian National Guard during the military parade marking the 72nd anniversary of Victory in the 1941-45 Great Patriotic War on Red Square, Moscow - Sputnik International
Watch V-Day Parade in Red Square as Russia Celebrates 75th Anniversary of WWII Victory
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