Posted 25 марта 2021,, 11:49

Published 25 марта 2021,, 11:49

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

The Victory Parade this year will be held in 28 cities

The Victory Parade this year will be held in 28 cities

25 марта 2021, 11:49
The Victory Parade in honor of the 76th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War will be held this year in 28 Russian cities, including Moscow. This was stated by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu.

Solemn events in honor of this event will take place on May 9 in 377 cities and towns of Russia, he added.

According to the minister, it is planned to attract about 47 thousand military and 1.6 thousand units of equipment to participate in the parades. In addition, about 200 military aircraft and helicopters will be deployed.

The parade in Moscow will be attended by 12.5 thousand soldiers, as well as 190 units of military equipment and 76 aircraft and helicopters. The Minister of Defense added that in this year's parade they plan to use 35 samples of new or modernized equipment that had not previously been shown in parades.

Only those military personnel who have previously been vaccinated against coronavirus and have already formed antibodies in their bodies will be allowed to participate in the parade, Shoigu added. His words are quoted by Interfax.

It's worth reminding that last year the Victory Parade was postponed from May 9 to June 24 due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.