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A rehearsal for the May 9 Victory Day parade started in Moscow on Tuesday booming with the powerful roar of military aircraft engines.
"Rehearsals have started. The Air Force parade formation flights have been scheduled between May 4 and 6 over Red Square as part of planned trainings," Russian Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Vladimir Drik said.
Russia will mark the 65th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany with its biggest ever post-Soviet demonstration of military hardware.
The Russian Air Force spokesman said this year some 20 aviation groups or more than 125 military planes and helicopters will participate in the parade.
The aircraft will include the Russian military transport planes Il -76, Il- 78 and An-124, accompanied by multi-purpose Su-27 fighters, aircraft aviation special-purpose IL-80s and A-50s, Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers and supersonic Tu-160 Blackjacks.
Visitors will also see Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bombers, Su-25 Frogfoot attack planes, MiG-29 Fulcrum and MiG-31 Foxhound fighter jets.
Russia's new generation advanced military aircraft trainers Yak-130, Su-34 multipurpose strike aircraft and Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter will also fly over the Kremlin for the first time, Drik said.
MOSCOW, May 4 (RIA Novosti)
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