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    The parade will consist of three major parts – the infantry march, the procession of armored vehicles and a fly past column, involving military helicopters and airplanes.

    A military parade to honor the 73nd anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War is held on Moscow's Red Square.

    Among the 70+ aircraft set to take part in the aerial portion of this year's parade is a pair of Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jets, which will be making their parade debut. In addition to this, the Kinzhal hypersonic missile designed to preserve the global strategic balance, which was revealed earlier this year by Russian President Vladimir Putin, carried by the MiG-31 supersonic interceptor fighter, will also make its debut this year.

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    • 11:17

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the Victory Day parade in Moscow

      Netanyahu will hold talks with Putin later in the day. The visit comes just a day after the US president announced exit from the Iran nuclear agreement, as well as following an Israeli airstrike in Syria.

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      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev attend the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2018
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    • 11:17

      Putin greets and thanks the veterans

    • 11:15

      Putin greets and shakes hands of the troops' commanders

      Президент РФ В.Путин и премьер-министр РФ Д.Медведев на военном параде в честь 73-й годовщины Победы в ВОВ
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    • 11:09

      The WWII Victory Day Parade has completed

      Glory to veterans of the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War! Long live the 73rd anniversary of the Great Victory!

      Hurray!

    • 11:07

      Servicemen are now leaving Red Square to the accompaniment of the Farewell of Slavyanka march

    • 11:06

      The parade is coming to an end, with cadets marching on the Red Square

      We are hearing the joint performance of servicemen from the 154th Separate Commandant Preobrazhensky Regiment, cadets of the Moscow General Khalilov Military Music School and musicians from the Parade Orchestra of the Moscow Garrison.

    • 11:04

      For the first time, you can observe the fly-over of modernized MiG-31K interceptor planes equipped with the newest hypersonic aviation systems, Kinzhal

      Its creation was announced by President Vladimir Putin in March in order to ensure the global nuclear parity.

      The crew of the Russian Aerospace Forces MiG-31 have conducted simulated firing of Kinzhal hypersonic aeroballistic missile with a small radar signature and high maneuverability

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      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
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    • 11:04

      Six Su-25 assault aircraft are coloring the sky over Moscow in the Russian tricolor state flag

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
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    • 11:03

      The famous Russkiye Vityazi and Strizhi aerobatic teams in groups of Su-35SM and MiG-29 fighters are currently in the sky

    • 11:03

      Now we can see a tactical wing containing the Su-34 fighter-bombers as well as the fighter jets Su-30 and Su-35

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Vladimir Sergeyev
    • 11:03

      Su-57 fifth-generation multi-purpose stealth supermaneuverable fighters are flying over the Red Square

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      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
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    • 11:02

      Now we can see the fly-over of a group of the Su-34 fighter-bombers

    • 11:02

      A group of the MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft is flying over the Red Square

    • 11:02

      Another four warplanes currently flying over Red Square are the frontline bombers Su-24M

    • 11:02

      Four MiG-29SMT light fighter jets are now flying over Red Square

    • 11:02

      The group of three planes we now see above the Mausoleum are modernized multipurpose Il-76MD freighters.

    • 11:01

      Flying over Red Square is a group of three Il-76MD modernized military transport vehicles

      The heavy Il-76 military transport planes on the military parade devoted to the 73rd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945
      © Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov
    • 11:00

      The Russian Armed Forces' combat helicopters are represented by the modernized Mi-24P

    • 10:59

      The multi-purpose Mi-26 helicopter and four MI-8 helicopters open this part of the parade

      The flying altitude of the helicopters is 150 meters, with speeds of 200 kilometers per hour.  The Mi-26's cargo capacity stands at 20 tons.
      The army aviation is represented by the Berkuty aerobatic team with their Mi-28H Night Hunter attack helicopters.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
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    • 10:59

      Now the fly-over begins

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Vladimir Sergeyev
    • 10:59

      An advanced Bumerang amphibious wheeled armored personnel carrier enters Red Square, bearing the flags of the Russian Armed Forces

    • 10:58

      A column of Yars autonomous missile launchers march on the Red Square

      The Yars units remain the backbone of the mobile group of Russia's nuclear forces.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov
    • 10:58

      The Russian National Guard's mechanized convoy is taking part in the parade for the first time

      Its special vehicles include Tigr, Patrul and Ural armored cars.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov
    • 10:58

      The remote robotic demining system Uran-6 and the fire support robotic system Uran-9 as well as the unmanned aerial vehicles Katran and Korsar, which were successfully tested in Syria, join the parade

    • 10:57

      A motorcade of S-400 Triumf missile systems is entering the Red Square

      The S-400's combat characteristics remain second to none as compared with other missile defense systems. It is capable of destroying both current and advanced means of air and space attack.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Grigory Sysoyev
    • 10:56

      The Pantsir-S, which was successfully used for safeguarding objects in Syria, seen on the Red Square

      The Pantsir-S1 short range missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system is involved in the integrated training on fire control and management of the Far Eastern Military District's Fifth Army at Sergeyevsky base in Primorye Territory. File photo

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      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
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    • 10:54

      A motorcade consists of Buk-M2 anti-aircraft and Tor-M2 air defense missile systems which now successfully implement missions in Syria, are joining ther parade

      Air defense units of the 4th Guards Kantemirovskaya Tank Division enter Red Square. 

      The Tor-M2 system is taking part in the parade for the first time. The new generation of anti-aircraft systems reliably protects tank crews when they are on the march or in combat.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
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    • 10:53

      The Iskander short-range ballistic missile system from the 112th Novorossiysk Guards Missile Brigade joins the parade

      Thanks to its unique technical characteristics, the systems can be used for launching high-precise and deadly strikes.

      An Iskander-M missile launch. File photo

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    • 10:53

      The 147th Simferopol Red Banner Regiment, which includes the Koalitsiya-SV and the MSTA-S 152mm self-propelled howitzers, enters the Red Square

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov
    • 10:52

      Stepping on the cobblestones is a parade unit of the 106th Tula Red Banner Guards Airborne Division, decorated with the Order of Kutuzov

    • 10:51

      The Taman Three-Time Decorated Motor Rifle Guards Division are entering the Red Square on the T-14 Armata tanks

      The motorcade consists of the modern generation of Russian armored vehicles, such as the T-14 Armata tank, the main battle tank T-72B3 and the tank support vehicle Terminator.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
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    • 10:49

      A motorcade of the Russian Armed Forces' modern military multi-purpose armored vehicles is headed by Typhoon 4х4 and the Tigr-M, equipped with the Arbalet module and the anti-tank system Kornet enter the Red Square

      A motorcade of armored vehicles of enhanced protection, the Typhoon-K and the Tigr-M, from the military police of the Russian Defense Ministry is passing by. The motorcade is followed by a parade of infantry fighting vehicles designed for providing fire support to motorized rifle divisions.

    • 10:49

      Leading the parade is the symbol of Victory, the T-34 tank, accompanied by all-terrain vehicles carrying the banners of the 10 fronts of the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Grigory Sysoyev
    • 10:47

      The Kremlin Cadets are completing the parade' first part

    • 10:46

      The 27th Independent Guards Red Banner Motorized Rifle Brigade are marching on the Red Square

      74 years ago, the brigade's personnel along with other units seized Mount Sapun and liberated the city of Sevastopol.

    • 10:45

      Personnel of the legendary 4th Guards Kantemirovkaya Tank Division, named after Yuri Andropov, walk across Red Square

    • 10:44

      Troops of the Russian Western Military District are represented by servicemen from the Moscow Garrison

    • 10:44

      A border unit of the Moscow Border Institute with the Federal Security Service enters Red Square

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov
    • 10:44

      A parade unit of the Saratov Military Institute with National Guards Troops is taking part in the parade for the first time

    • 10:43

      National Guard Troops Service of the Russian Federation enters the Red Square

      During the Second World War, the Division was involved in the defense of Moscow and the Caucasus.

    • 10:42

      Parade unit of the Russian Emergencies Ministry is marching on the Red Square

      The Ministry units remain on heightened alert every day, and they are ready to successfully fulfil search-and-rescue operations when grappling with emergency situations in Russia and beyond.

    • 10:42

      Railway troops are joining the parade

    • 10:41

      Parade unit of the Marshal Timoshenko Military Academy of nuclear, chemical and biological protection is marching on the Red Square

    • 10:41

      Unit of the Russian Armed Forces military police takes part in the parade for the first time

      Right now, the military police jointly with their colleagues successfully implement combat and special tasks to maintain security and order in the cities and settlements in Syria.

    • 10:40

      Servicemen of the 331st Kostroma-based Guards Airborne Regiment are marching through Red Square

    • 10:39

      A regiment of the Russian Airborne Forces Academy enters the Red Square

      For the first time in Russia's modern history, the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School, which marks its 100th anniversary this year, has been decorated with a "guards" title for its graduates' heroism, selflessness and courage.

    • 10:38

      A regiment of the Strategic Missile Forces Academy is coming out onto the cobblestones

      The Academy prepares officers for operating all types of modern and advanced Russian missile systems, including Yars and Sarmat.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov
    • 10:37

      Female soldiers enter the Red Square

      Female graduates of military educational establishments hold posts of military translators and communication specialists, also working in logistics and financial services.

      Female cadets from the Ministry of Defense's Military University and the Wolsky Military Institute during the 71st Victory Day Parade in Moscow

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      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Grigory Sysoyev
    • 10:37

      Marines from the 61st Kirkenes Separate Costal Brigade of the Northern Fleet, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of its foundation this year, enter the Red Square

      Since the Second World War, the marines' motto has been "The Victory is Where We Are!"

    • 10:36

      Marines of the 336th Separate Guards Brigade of the Baltic Fleet join the parade

    • 10:35

      Cadets of the Nakhimov Black Sea Maritime School are entering Red Square

    • 10:35

      A regiment of the Russian Naval Forces is marching across Red Square

      Cadets of the Admiral Ushakov Baltic Maritime Institute and the Naval Polytechnic Institute are taking part in the parade.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov
    • 10:34

      A regiment of the Mozhaisky Military Space Academy, one of the oldest military educational establishments in Russia, enters Red Square

      The academy prepares military engineering personnel for the Russian army and other law enforcement agencies.

    • 10:34

      A regiment of the Russian Aerospace Forces is passing along Red Square

      Right now, the Academy's graduates continue the traditions of senior generations and implement tasks related to fighting terrorism in Syria and other hot spots.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov
    • 10:33

      They are followed by cadets of the Khrulev Logistics Military Academy

    • 10:32

      Units of the Marshal Vasilevsky Military Air Defense Academy participate in the parade

      It prepares officers for the Ground and Airborne Troops as well as Navy and for all types of anti-aircraft systems.

    • 10:32

      Cadets of the Military University of the Russian Defense Ministry enter Red Square.

      The University remains Russia's only higher military-humanitarian educational and scientific center for training officers.

      The renowned University is approaching its 100th anniversary; and continues to improve its educational processes by using the most innovative modern technology.

    • 10:31

      A regiment of the Russian Armed Forces' Ground Troops is passing through Red Square

      Entering the square are attendees of the Military Academy of the Russian Armed Forces, which is commemorating the 100th anniversary of its foundation this year. The parade unit is headed by the academy's headmaster Lieutenant General Alexey Avdeyev.

    • 10:30

      All-Russian Youth and Military Patriotic Movement Unarmia (Young Army) is marching on the Red Square

      The unit created at the initiative of the Russian Defense Ministry is active all regions of Russia and includes more than 20,000 boys and girls in its ranks.

      It is headed by Olympic champion Dmitry Trunenkov, the head of the General Staff of the movement.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Grigory Sysoyev
    • 10:30

      Cadets the Sevastopol-based Nakhimov Navy School are entering the Red Square

    • 10:29

      Now entering Red Square are cadets of the oldest Tver-based Suvorov Military School

      The past 75 years have seen more than 16,000 boys proudly wearing scarlet shoulder boards and announcing themselves as cadets of the Suvorov Military School.

    • 10:28

      Youngest participants of the parade enter the Red Square

      A company of the Moscow Suvorov Military School under the command of Colonel Igor Yekimov are marching on the Red Square.

    • 10:28

      The banner unit is accompanied by a silent drill company, which includes Ground Troops, Aerospace Forces and Navy

    • 10:27

      Units holding the Banner of Victory, State Flag of the Russian Federation and the Banner of the Russian Armed Forces are passing by

    • 10:26

      The parade opens with a march-past of a company of drummers from the Moscow Military School

      Young musicians define the tempo and rhythm of parade units. 

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Grigory Sysoyev
    • 10:24

      Russian national anthem marks the beginning of the Victory Day parade

    • 10:23

      Putin: War is challenge to life, we understand that threats are serious, while peace is fragile

      Russian President Vladimir Putin

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      "Russia is open to dialogue on all issues of global security, ready for constructive, equitable partnership for the sake of harmony, peace and progress on the planet. War is always a challenge to life itself, to everything best in it. We remember the tragedies of two world wars from history lessons. They do not let us be blinded, the same old ugly egoism and intolerance, aggressive nationalism and claims of exceptionalism are behind new threats. We understand the seriousness of these threats."

    • 10:20

      The Russian president announces minute of silence to honor those who died during the Great Patriotic War

    • 10:19

      Putin: It was the USSR that defined Nazism's defeat, some attempt to backslide on this heroic deed

      "All nations understood that Nazism was defeated due to the Soviet soldier. However, today there are attempts to obliterate the feat of the people, who saved Europe and the world from slavery, from extermination, from the horrors of the Holocaust, attempts to distort the events of the war, to bury the true heroes into oblivion, to forge, rewrite, falsify the history itself. We will not allow this, never. Our duty is to preserve the memory of the valor of soldiers, who lost their lives for the sake of the lives of others."

    • 10:15

      Putin delivers speech on the 73 anniversary of the Great Patriotic War

      Президент РФ В.Путин и премьер-министр РФ Д.Медведев на военном параде в честь 73-й годовщины Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Mikhail Klimentyev
    • 10:14

      RuDefense Minister Sergei Shoigu completes the inspection of troops and moves towards the central reviewing stand to report to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces.

    • 10:10

      The Defense Minister welcomed the parade units of navy and airborne troops of the Western Military District, as well as the strategic missile forces, railway troops, nuclear and chemical warfare corps, National Guardsmen, the Russian Emergencies Ministry and the Federal Security Service

      The Defense Minister also welcomed the youngest participants of the parade – cadets of the Suvorov and Nakhimov military schools as well as members of the Russian military-patriotic movement Yunarmiya (Young army).

    • 10:09

      More than 13,000 servicemen are involved in the parade

      Military hardware and aircraft from all branches of the Russian Armed Forces as well as the parade groups of other law enforcement agencies.

    • 10:06

      The Defense Minister starts to inspect parade troops and welcome servicemen

      Ground troops will be the first to be hailed by General Shoigu.

    • 10:06

      Russian Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu is reviewing the parade

      General of the Russian Ground Troops, Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov, is commanding the parade.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Grigory Sysoyev
    • 10:04

      From the first days of the war, hundreds of thousands of volunteers went to the front to defend their Motherland from the troops of the Third Reich

      Their unprecedented heroism and courage during the defense of Brest, Odessa, Sevastopol, Smolensk, Tula, Leningrad, Moscow and Stalingrad thwarted Hitler's blitzkrieg and related plans to defeat the Soviet Union.

      Those who worked in wartime industry contributed considerably to the victory. Their selfless toil helped restore production in record time and provide the Red Army with the necessary amount of military hardware and ammunition.

    • 10:01

      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 Aleksandrov

      The national flag of the Russian Federation and the Victory Banner of the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War are brought into Red Square by Sergeant Anton Mikhailov and Junior Sergeant Alexey Fokeyev from the 154th Independent Commandant's Preobrazhensky Regiment.

      Военный парад, посвящённый 73-й годовщине Победы в ВОВ
      © Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov
    • 10:01

      Attention! Moscow is speaking and transmitting! Watch and listen to the Victory Parade on Red Square

      The parade marks the 73rd anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War.

      General Rehearsal of Victory Day Parade in Moscow

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    • 10:00

      2018 Victory Day military parade in Moscow begins

      Uran-9 on its carrier at the rehearsal of the 2018 Victory Day parade

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