MOSCOW, May 9 (RIA Novosti)
Live broadcast is over. The live broadcast of the Victory Parade in Red Square will begin on RIA.RU at 10 a.m. on May 9.
Russia will hold a Parade in Red Square on May 9 to mark the 67th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-45 Great Patriotic War. The Victory Parade will involve over 14,000 servicemen and about 100 pieces of military hardware.
The Parade will involve Tiger armored vehicles, BTR-80 armed personnel carriers, T-90 tanks, Msta-S self-propelled artillery systems, Buk-M2 and S-400 Triumph SAM systems, Pantsir S-1 missile-and-cannon systems, Iskander-M tactical missile systems and Topol-M mobile missile systems. Five Mi-8 multirole helicopters carrying Russian state and military flags will fly over Red Square.
The celebrations in Moscow will culminate with a 30-gun salute at 10 p.m. Moscow time.
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