At 10:00 Moscow time in the Russian capital on red square began the Victory Parade, dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war. The parade takes defense Minister, army General Sergey Shoigu, the parade commander — in-chief of Land forces the General-Colonel Oleg saliukov.
In the parade, according to the defense Ministry, involved 135 units of modern weapons and military equipment, 10 thousand soldiers and 71 aircraft, including helicopters Mi-26, Mi-8 of different modifications, Mi-35, Ka-52, as well as the aerobatic team “Golden Eagles” on Mi-28N. Among the new products — Il-76MD90A and multifunctional fighters su-35S. Aerobatics in the sky over the capital will show the flight of a group of “Knights” and “Swifts”.
The mechanized column parade will be headed by a medium tank of the Second world war — T-34. For him will pass, upgraded armored vehicles “Tiger” combat modules “Crossbow” and “Kornet-e”, BTR-82A, armored vehicles of higher protection “Typhoon” and “Typhoon-U”, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles on a promising platform “Kurganets”, tanks T-90, T-14 on a unified underlying platform “Armata” howitzer “Msta-s” and “Coalition-SV”.
In addition, on red square will pass operatively-tactical rocket complexes “Iskander”, all-weather anti-aircraft missile systems “tor-M2U” and “Buk-M2”, antiaircraft missile-gun complex “Pantsir-s” anti-aircraft missile system large and medium-range s-400 “Triumph”, as well as missile complex “YARS”.
In 2016, military parades are held in 26 cities of Russia. In addition, many cities held public action “Immortal regiment”, in which people carry pictures of their relatives who participated in the great Patriotic war. The first event was held in Tomsk in 2012, in 2013 the event was attended by 120 cities. In 2014, the “Immortal regiment” was held already in 500 Russian cities and in seven countries. Last year, according to the Russian authorities, in the Immortal regiment March” in Moscow was attended by 500 thousand people, only in Russia — 12 million participants.
In 2015, the Victory Parade was attended by 16 thousand troops and 193 military vehicles.