Sunday, May 9, 2010

Victory Day Parade in Moscow

Russia's traditional annual Victory Day Parade was held today in Moscow to commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany 65 years ago. 10,500 of Russian soldiers marched through the Red Square followed by dozens of tanks and other military hardware including intercontinental missiles "Topol-M". The parade inspector was the Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, while the parade commander - General-Colonel Valery Gerasimov, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Moscow military district.

The first ever Victory Parade was held on June 24, 1945. Then the parade inspector was Marshal Zhukov and Marshal Rokossovsky was the parade commander.

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