Russian President Vladimir Putin on red square in Moscow with a parade on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war. This year it was held on June 24: due entered during a pandemic coronavirus quarantine the ceremony had to be postponed.

Together with the President on the podium was attended by the veterans and the leaders of foreign States who have received invitations to attend the parade. Among them are the heads of Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Serbia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Before the solemn event, the President briefly talked to veterans and congratulated them on the holiday.

During his speech at the parade, Putin said that the victory in the great Patriotic war determined the future of the planet for decades to come, and “will forever remain in history as the most ambitious in its scale, importance and spiritual, moral height”.

According to him, the parade went down in history “as a triumph of unprecedented power, as the triumph of good over evil, peace over war, life over death.” “Today we bow our heads before the memory of all who came from the war. Mourn the veterans who have left us,” he said. Putin noted that the country will always remember what the Nazis crushed the Soviet people: “we are Pleased to welcome your friends, guests from different countries. Honor all the brave fighters of anti-Hitler coalition. The face of today’s challenges especially keenly feel what it is worth — man.” He called to preserve the truth about the war and said that Russia is ready to cooperate in the sphere of security.

the parade was attended by 13 000 troops, more than 200 pieces of equipment and 75 aircraft and helicopters. Commanded the parade commander of the ground forces Oleg saliukov. The parade began with the trooping the national flag of Russia and flag of Victory. The banner traditionally carried the song Alexander Alexandrov “Holy war”. The parade was attended by the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu, who went to the square of the gate of the Spasskaya tower of the Moscow Kremlin in a convertible Aurus.

the First column passed a company of drummers Moscow military music school name Lieutenant General Khalilov. Next came the echoes group, accompanied by honorary guard 154th special commandant of the Preobrazhensky regiment, and after the historic company. Among the parade of foreign countries: military of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Artem Hirsch