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    Victory Day parade kicks off in Moscow's Red Square; the event is dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

    More than 13,000 military personnel, 132 pieces of military equipment and 74 aircraft of all types and branches of the Russian armed forces, as well as the parade units of other uniformed services are taking part in the military parade on Red Square.

    2019 will mark the first year when women will march with the honour guard.

    Hundreds of commemorative events are to be held in Russia and around the globe to mark the anniversary of the official capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet forces in 1945.

    The Great Patriotic War, which constituted part of the Second World War of 1939-1945, began at dawn on June 22, 1941, when Nazi Germany, violating the Soviet-German non-aggression treaty of 1939, attacked the USSR.

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    • 08:06

      “Farewell of Slavianka” Plays as the Troops Depart Red Square

    • 08:05

      The Parade Finishes With Joint Performance of Military Personnel

    • 07:51

      Parade Opens With the Symbol of Victory – the T-34 Tank

    • 07:50

      The Military Bands are Leaving Red Square, Making Way for Military Equipment to Take Part in the Victory Parade

    • 07:50

      Military Orchestra of Moscow Garrison is Orchestrating the Music

    • 07:46

      The Troops of Moscow Garrison Represent the Western Military District in the Victory Parade

      Russia Victory Day Parade
      © Sputnik / Aleksandr Vilf
    • 07:45

      For the First Time the Unit of the Saratov Military Academy of the National Guard Forces is Taking Part in the Victory Parade

    • 07:44

      The Parade Unit of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations is Marching

      Russia Victory Day Parade
      © Sputnik / Aleksey Nikolsky
    • 07:42

      The 38th Independent Railway Brigade of the Russian Railway Troops is Marching on Red Square

    • 07:42

      Russian Military Police Unit Takes Part in the Victory Parade

      A Russian RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile system rolls down the Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow on 9 May, 2019
      © Sputnik / Aleksandr Vilf
    • 07:41

      Regiment of the Russian Airborne Forces is Marching on Red Square

    • 07:40

      Strategic Missile Forces Regiment is on Red Square

    • 07:39

      Composite Female Regiment of the Russian Ministry of Defence is Marching on Red Square

      Woman at the military parade
      © Sputnik / Aleksey Kudenko
    • 07:36

      Regiment of the Russian Navy is Marching On Red Square

    • 07:35

      The March is Opened by the Officers and Cadets of the Zhukovsky – Gagarin Air Force Academy

    • 07:32

      The Regiment of the Ground Forces of the Russian Army is Marching

    • 07:30

      The Youngest Participants of the Victory Parade are on Red Square

      Cadets From the Suvorov Military Academy are Marching.

    • 07:29

      Banner Units Carry the Victory Banner, the Flag of the Russian Federation and the Banner of the Russian Armed Forces

    • 07:28

      The Parade Opens With the March of the Drum Corps of the Moscow Military Music College

    • 07:25

      Russian National Anthem Marks the Beginning of the Victory Day Parade

    • 07:18

      Putin Announces Minute of Silence to Honour Those Who Died During the Great Patriotic War

      Russia will never forget the courage and selflessness of soldiers in the Great Patriotic War, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

      "The soldiers of the country did not spare own lives for the sake of its freedom, for the sake of a peaceful future, for the sake of each of us. We will never forget their courage and sacrifice, and the exorbitant price of victory. We bow our heads before the memory of sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, grandfathers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, fellow soldiers, relatives, friends. We mourn the veterans who are no longer with us," Putin said during the military parade at the Red Square in Moscow, marking the 74th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

    • 07:13

      Defence Minister Sergei Shoygu Completes Inspection of Troops

    • 07:09

      The Russian Ground Forces are the First to Be Congratulated by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu

      The Minister of Defence greets the ceremonial detachments of the Russian Navy, the Airborne Forces, the Strategic Missile Forces, the Railway Troops, the Russian NBC Protection Troops, the ceremonial detachments of the Russian National Guard Forces command, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Federal Security Service, as well as cadets from the Suvorov and Nakhimov Military Academies and the young army cadets national movement, the youngest participants of the Victory Parade.

    • 07:02

      Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu Inspects the Troops

      General-Colonel Oleg Salyukov, Commander-In-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, is in charge of the parade.

      They pass in front of the troops in Russian-made Aurus convertibles, which are participating in the parade for the first time.

      The Aurus luxury car transporting Russian Defence Ministry Sergei Shoigu during the 9 May Victory Day Parade
      © Sputnik / Aleksadr Vilf
    • 07:00

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    • 07:00

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