11 thousand military personnel involved in the preparation of the Victory Parade

The training of the parade in honor of the anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War took place in Alabino near Moscow. 11,000 people took part in it — 1,000 people less than those who took part in the parade on Red Square a year earlier

In preparation for the Victory Parade on Red Square in Moscow, which took place at the training ground in Alabino near Moscow, was attended by 11 thousand soldiers. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense, RIA Novosti reports.

“In total, 11 thousand military personnel, 131 units of modern weapons and military equipment, 77 aircraft and helicopters were involved in preparations for the parade on Red Square,” — reported in the Ministry of Defense.

Students and cadets of military educational institutions of the Ministry of Defense and other law enforcement agencies, officers, sergeants and soldiers of formations and military units of the Western Military District took part in the training. In addition to them— pupils of the Suvorov and Nakhimov schools, the cadet corps, members of the Yunarmiya movement, Terek and Kuban Cossacks.

Also, military equipment took part in the rehearsal of the parade— off-road vehicles “Typhoon”, tanks T-72B3M, T-90M “Breakthrough”, T-14 “Armata”, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2, BMP-3, “Kurganets-25”, missile systems artillery weapons “Iskander”, “Msta-S”, “Tornado-G”, missile defense systems “Tor-M2”, “Buk-M3”, S-400 “Triumph”; etc.

They also conducted training for the aviation part of the parade in Alabino, 62 aircraft and 15 helicopters flew in the sky over the training ground, the Ministry of Defense reported. Including— the largest Mi-26 transport helicopter, accompanied by Mi-24 attack helicopters, a group of Ka-52, Mi-28n, Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters, Su-57, Su-35, Su-30SM, MiG-31BM fighters, Tu-160, Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3, Il-76 and Il-78 aircraft, Su-34, Su-24M bombers and other types of aircraft. All flights were carried out at altitudes from 200 to 500m and at speeds from 190 to 550 km/h.

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In addition to parade training in Alabino, there will be training in Moscow. So, on April 28 and May 4, night training will take place on Red Square, and the dress rehearsal of the parade will take place on May 7. General of the Army Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, has been appointed to command the military parade.

Parades in honor of the 77th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War will be held on May 9 in 28 Russian cities. In addition, solemn processions will be held in 379 cities and towns with the participation of troops and representatives of public organizations. On the evening of May 9, at 22.00 local time, festive salutes and fireworks will take place in the cities.

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