The traditional 9 May event, dedicated to the victory over the Nazis in World War II, was delayed this year due to the pandemic. As a result, President Vladimir Putin set it to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Victory Parade in 1945, when the soldiers who stormed Berlin and liberated Europe, marched through Moscow.
This year, 14,000 troops and several hundred military machines are taking part in the Victory Day parade, including 30 historic T-34 tanks. Modern vehicles will be also participating, including AFV Terminator, T-72, and T-14 Armata tanks, 9K720 Iskander missile systems, and many other cutting-edge military hardware.
At the same time, planes and helicopters will participate in an air parade, with Su-25s colouring the sky in white, blue, and red – the colours of the Russian flag.