Posted 9 мая 2021,, 08:59
Published 9 мая 2021,, 08:59
Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37
Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37
The parade is attended by 37 parade crews on foot, including more than 12 thousand servicemen, a mechanized convoy of more than 190 models of military equipment, as well as an aviation formation of 76 aircraft.
President Vladimir Putin addressed the Russians on the occasion of Victory Day.
“There is no forgiveness and excuse for those who again contemplate aggressive plans. History requires drawing conclusions and learning lessons. But, unfortunately, much of the ideology of the Nazis, those who were obsessed with the delusional theory of their exclusivity, are again trying to put into service. only all sorts of radicals and groups of international terrorists. Today we see a gathering of unbeaten punishers, their followers, attempts to rewrite history, to justify traitors and criminals", - the president said.
Putin also announced a minute of silence in memory of those killed during the Great Patriotic War. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon is the only foreign leader present at the military parade in Moscow today. The leader of the Central Asian republic, who has been in power for more than a quarter of a century, came to Red Square with the Russian president. Rakhmon and Putin climbed to the central rostrum and took a place in the front row, surrounded by veterans of the Great Patriotic War. But before that, Putin spoke briefly with some of the front-line soldiers.
In connection with the parade, many central streets were blocked in the capital. The restrictions began to be introduced at 5:30 and will be lifted as the convoy progresses.
Forecasters predicted heavy precipitation in Moscow on May 8 and 9 - up to two-thirds of the monthly norm. Such weather conditions may affect the air part of the Victory Parade in Moscow, said on the eve of the parade, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
Earlier, the leading employee of the Phobos weather center, Yevgeny Tishkovets, indicated that on May 9, up to 5 mm of precipitation may fall in Moscow. At night, the air temperature will be 4-6 degrees, and during the day - up to 14.
It will be cloudy from 9 am to 11 am: almost overcast is expected at this time.
A recent poll conducted by the SuperJob portal showed that May 9 is the most important holiday for Russians.
95% of respondents named Victory Day the most important holiday, for 94% New Year was in first place, for 92% - birthday.
An earlier study by VTsIOM showed that 64% of Russians called Victory Day the main holiday in the country. Moreover, this was mainly stated by citizens over 60 years old.