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    The parade, which honours the Soviet and Allied defeat of the Third Reich in World War II, is traditionally held on Victory Day, 9 May.

    According to the Russian Defence Ministry, more than 12,000 servicemen, 191 units of military ground equipment, as well as 76 planes and helicopters will participate in the Victory Day parade on 9 May 2021. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Orchestra of the Defence Ministry.

    The parade will be commanded by the Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, General of the Army Oleg Salyukov, and the Minister of Defense, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, will receive the parade.

    Many former Soviet republics celebrate the end of World War Two on 9 May. Nazi Germany surrendered at 1:00 AM Moscow Time on 9 May 1945, and the anniversary is celebrated in many other countries on 8 May because of the original time difference.

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    • 08:08

      The military orchestra concludes the parade

    • 08:08

      They are followed by a wing of ten aircraft, including Sukhoi-Su-34 bombers and Sukhoi Su-30SM and Sukhoi Su-35S fighters

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    • 08:08

      A wing of Sukhoi Su-57 fifth generation fighters flies over the heart of the Russian capital

      Su-57
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    • 08:06

      Next in the parade are four Sukhoi Su-35S 4++ generation multirole and air superiority fighters

    • 08:04

      The flyover continues with a wing of three Ilyushin Il-76MD heavy transport planes flying in formation, followed by a demonstration of the mid-air refueling of a Tupolev Tu-95 strategic rocket carrier by an Ilyushin Il-78 tanker aircraft

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    • 08:04

      Five Kamov Ka-52 Alligator strike helicopters come next, trailed by members of the Berkuts aerobatic performance demonstrator team, piloting Mil Mi-28H attack helicopters

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    • 08:03

      Strategic Rocket Troops vehicles are on the square now, with forces from the 54th Guards Rocket Division driving launchers carrying Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles

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    • 08:01

      Uran-9 tracked unmanned combat ground vehicles make their way onto Red Square

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      Uran-9 tracked unmanned combat ground vehicles make their way onto Red Square.
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    • 07:59

      TOS-1A heavy flamethrower systems are on the square, belonging to the 1st Mobile NBC Protection Brigade

      TOS-1A heavy flamethrower systems are on the square, belonging to the 1st Mobile NBC Protection Brigade.
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    • 07:57

      The S-400 Triumf air defence systems, belonging to the 93rd Guards Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment enter Red Square

      S-400
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    • 07:57

      The Air Defence Troops are up, sporting Tor-M2 all-weather short-range surface-to-air missile systems from the Guards Tarnopol Regiment of the 4th Guards Tank Division, and Buk-M3s from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade

      Buk-M3
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    • 07:57

      Self-propelled howitzers follow, including the 152mm MSTA-S and Koalitsiya-SV from the 236th Artillery Brigade

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    • 07:56

      The rocket and artillery troops rumble past the tribune now, among them Iskander-M tactical missile systems belonging to the 12th Guards Rocket Brigade

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    • 07:54

      Troops from the 27th Guards Sevastopol Motor Rifle Brigade follow, operating T-90M and T-14 Armata tanks

    • 07:53

      T-72B3M main battle tanks from the 1st Guards Tank Regiment and T-80BVMs from the 200th Separate Motor Rifle Brigade come next

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    • 07:51

      Modern vehicles enter Red Square, starting with forces of the 45th Guards Spetsnaz Brigade driving Typhoon PVO and Typhoon VDV armoured vehicles

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    • 07:50

      The first column of the 190+ vehicles to drive onto Red Square for today’s parade consist of vintage WWII-era equipment, with personnel from the 1st Guards Tank Army driving T-34-85 tanks – the best tanks on the Eastern Front in World War II.

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    • 07:44

      Forces from the Civil Defence Academy of the Ministry of Emergency Situations are on Red Square

    • 07:41

      Members of the FSB’s Moscow Border Institute are on Red Square

      Members of the FSB’s Moscow Border Institute are on Red Square
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    • 07:39

      Up now are the forces of Russia’s Airborne Troops, represented by the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School, one of the oldest active military academies in Russia, and a contingent from the 98th Airborne Division

      Russia’s Airborne Troops
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    • 07:39

      Next are forces from Russia’s Strategic Rocket Troops, among them officers and students from the Peter the Great Military Academy.

    • 07:37

      Next is a unit of the Russian Navy, headed by students of the legendary Kuznetsov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg.

      Next is a unit of the Russian Navy, headed by students of the legendary Kuznetsov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg. Graduates of this prestigious academy are tasked with providing cadres for command positions in the Russian Navy.
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    • 07:35

      Members of the air and space defence forces, represented by officers and students of the Zhukovsky-Gagarin Air Force Academy follow

    • 07:35

      Female cadets from five of Russia’s most prestigious military academies pass the tribune.

    • 07:33

      Students of the Vasilevsky Military Academy of the Armed Forces’ Air Defence Branch are on the march.

      Students of the Vasilevsky Military Academy of the Armed Forces’ Air Defence Branch are on the march. During the war, the air defence troops defended Moscow and other cities from fascist bombing raids. Today, the academy is tasked with preparing students to operate Russia’s world-leading air defence equipment.
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    • 07:29

      Units of the Ground Forces march across the cobblestones of Red Square, led by students of the Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces.

      Units of the ground forces pass the tribune, carrying the state flag, victory banners and the banners of their respective forces. Troops carry historical battle standards of units decorated with the Order of Alexander Nevsky, the legendary commander and defender of Rus. This year marks the 800th anniversary of his birth.
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    • 07:20

      A minute of silence begins

      A minute of silence
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    • 07:14

      The defence minister has completed his inspection, and heads for the central tribune to report to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Commander-in-Chief of Russia’s armed forces.

      The defence minister has completed his inspection, and heads for the central tribune to report to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Commander-in-Chief of Russia’s armed forces.
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    • 07:07

      The defence minister inspects formations of troops

      Sergei Shoigu inspects formations of troops, including units of the Aerospace Forces, troops from the Western Military District, signals, military police, National Guard, Ministry for Emergency Situations, airborne, engineering, radiological, chemical and biological warfare defence forces, and the Strategic Rocket Troops. He reviews units from the Navy, the FSB, railway troops, the All-Russian Cossack Society, female service members and cadets from the Suvorov, Nakhimov, and Naval Cadet Corps academies, as well as the Young Army Cadets.

      Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu heads toward the center of Red Square to inspect the troops.
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    • 07:05

      As tradition dictates, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu heads toward the center of Red Square to inspect the troops.

      Commanding the parade is Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces.

      As tradition dictates, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu heads toward the center of Red Square to inspect the troops.
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    • 07:02

      Russia’s national flag and the legendary Banner of Victory are brought onto Red Square

      76 years ago, the banner of the 150th Idritsky Division was hoisted over the burning Reichstag, announcing to the world that the war in Europe had ended, and the Nazi forces routed.

      Russia’s national flag and the legendary Banner of Victory are brought onto Red Square.
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    • 07:00

      2021 Victory Day Parade in Moscow begins

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