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    This year's event is the biggest Russian military parade ever held.

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    The 2015 Victory Day Parade: Highlights

    The Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe and the defeat of Nazi Germany ended with a flyover of Russian combat planes and helicopters.

    On May 9, celebratory events are being held across 150 Russian cities and in some former Soviet states. According to the Kremlin, 30 leaders of states, governments and international organizations attended the parade in Moscow. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova also took part in the celebrations.

    More than 16,000 servicemen, almost 200 units of military equipment and some 140 helicopters and planes participated in the celebration.

    Russia demonstrated a number of brand new weapons systems during the event, including tanks, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled guns and anti-tank missile systems.

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    • 11:23

      Happy Victory Day!

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    • 11:19

      Victory Day Parade concludes

      President Putin and Defense Minister Shoigu are shaking hands with military commanders.

    • 11:19

      Accompanied by the song ‘Den Pobedy’ (Victory Day), the joint orchestra leaves the Red Square

    • 11:16

      Aircraft of Russian aerobatic teams are flying over Red Square

      Five Su-27 and four Mig-29 fighter aircraft piloted by members of the Russian Knights and Swifts aerobatic teams fly over Red Square.

    • 11:13

      Now, the fighter jets!

      We can see Su-30SM and Su-35 multirole fighters among others.

      Moscow. Aircraft crews rehearse for parade marking 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War
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    • 11:13

      Aircraft demonstrating aerial refueling are flying over the square

      Military parade to mark 70th anniversary of Victory in 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War
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    • 11:10

      Now the really BIG aircraft can be seen, including the famous Tu-95 turboprop bombers.

      Tupolev TU-95

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    • 11:09

      Attack helicopters are flying above Red Square now.

      For the first time in history, a wing of Mi-35M attack helicopters flies over the Red Square. They are followed by Ka-52s.

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    • 11:07

      Military aircraft can be seen in the sky above Red Square

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      A Mil Mi-26 Halo helicopter at the 2015 Victory Day parade
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    • 11:05

      The Yars mobile ballistic missile systems enter the Red Square for the first time in history

      They'll comprise the core of the Russian Nuclear Forces mobile group.

      RS-24 Yars/SS-27 Mod 2 solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missiles
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    • 11:02

      The fabulous S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems are approaching!

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    • 11:02

      A column of Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled artillery systems enter the square

      The Koalition-SV Self-propelled Artillery Installation (SPAI) during military parade in commemoration of the 70 anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945
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    • 10:59

      Here comes the famous Armata battle tank!

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      A tank with the Armata Universal Combat Platform at the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War

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    • 10:59

      They are followed by state of-the-art APCs based on the Kurganets platform

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    • 10:57

      Rakushka multipurpose air-droppable armored personnel carriers enter the square

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    • 10:56

      Modern armored vehicles of the Russian Armed Forces enter the square

      A Tigr infantry mobility vehicle, this one armed with the Kornet-D anti-tank guided missile system.
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      Tigr infantry mobility vehicles are followed by a column of Typhoon universal armored fighting vehicles, capable of navigating cross-country terrain and traversing bodies of water up to 2m deep.

    • 10:55

      And now... the long-awaited military vehicles are rolling onto the square

      The parade detachments of the mechanized forces begin entering the square. The armored column is comprised of 194 vehicles, both WWII-era and modern units. Here comes the legendary T-34, best battle tank of WWII:

      A T-34-85 medium tank from the Great Patriotic War period
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    • 10:54

      The “Kremlin Cadets” are the last unit participating in the infantry part of the parade

      Musicians vacate the square to allow armored vehicles to pass through.

    • 10:48

      Soldiers in the state-of-the-art Ratnik combat equipment are marching across the square

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    • 10:45

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    • 10:41

      A joint regiment of Russian Navy enters the square

      Black Sea sailors from Sevastopol are marching.

      They are followed by marines from the 336th Independent Bialystok Guards Brigade.

    • 10:40

      Parade detachments of military academies are marching across the square

    • 10:36

      Now Russian Cadets join the parade

      For the very first time, female cadets are taking part in the parade.

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    • 10:29

      Foreign troops are marching across Red Square now.

      Troops from former Soviet republics are followed by soldiers from the Soviet Union's wartime allies. The Indian Army is represented today by one of its oldest regiments - The Grenadiers.

      Military parade to mark 70th anniversary of Victory in 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War
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      They are followed by soldiers from Mongolia, Serbia, and China.

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    • 10:29

      The historical part of the parade begins

      The historical part of the parade is opened by color groups carrying the banners of 10 fronts of the final stage of the Great Patriotic War.

    • 10:27

      The parade formations get ready for the march

      Traditionally, all military parades at the Red Square are opened by drummers of the Moscow Military Music College.

    • 10:25

      The Russian national anthem is being played

    • 10:24

      Putin addresses WWII veterans

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    • 10:22

      Putin announces a moment of silence

      A minute of silence to commemorate the fallen heroes of the World War II was observed for the first time during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on Saturday.

      A moment of silence has been held throughout Russia annually on May 9 since 1965 but it was observed at 7 p.m. Moscow time in the previous years.
      The Russian Federation"s biggest ever military parade, featuring over 15,000 servicemen and some 200 pieces of military equipment, began in the capital's iconic Red Square at 10 a.m. local time (7:00 GMT).

       

    • 10:19

      Putin welcomes foreign guests

      “There will be troops of 10 more nations parading on Red Square”

      Vladimir Putin attends military parade to mark 70th anniversary of Victory in 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War
      © Sputnik / Aleksey Nikolskyi
    • 10:15

      President Putin's address begins

      Putin: The Soviet Union bore the brunt of the enemy attacks. Decisive battles of the war took place here.

      "We remember the contribution of our allies: the United States, the United Kingdom, other states and anti-fascist forces."

        

    • 10:14

      Defense Minister Shoigu is reporting to President Putin

      Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu finished greeting troops and heads to the central stand to report to Russia's President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin.

    • 10:12

      Over 16,000 troops participate in today's parade

      Over 16 thousand servicemen participate in today's parade which will consist of three parts: infantry, armored vehicles and aircraft.

    • 10:09

      General Sergei Shoigu heads to greet the servicemen of the Russian Ground Forces

      The intensity of the ground forces' training has drastically increased over the past year. During the course of numerous drills and surprise inspections by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Russian Ground Forces displayed their readiness and ability to defend the country

      The Minister of Defense addresses the servicemen of Airborne Forces, Railway Forces, Interior Ministry troops, soldiers of the Western Military District, FSB and the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

    • 10:08

      Defense Minister Shoigu and parade commander Salyukov enter Red Square

      The parade inspection is presided by the Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov - the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces - is this year's parade commander.

      Military parade to mark 70th anniversary of Victory in 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War
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    • 10:02

      Banners are being carried into Red Square

      With the "Sacred War" by Alexandrov playing in the background, two symbols of Russia - the Victory Banner and the banner of the Russian Federation - are being carried into Red Square.

      The Victory Banner and the Russian Federation flag are being carried by the best servicemen of the 154th Preobrazhensky Independent Commandant's Regiment - sergeant Anton Mikhailov and private Dmitry Sadchenko.

    • 09:59

      The parade is about to begin

      It's a wonderful morning and the parade is about to begin. 16,000 troops are waiting for the order.

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