Preparation for Russia’s extravagant annual victory day parade was held in Moscow’s Red Square on Friday ahead of the 76th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender and the end of the Second World War.
The huge celebration is held every year on May 9.
The rehearsal involved more than 12,500 people and over 190 pieces of military and special equipment, 76 aircraft and helicopters.
The parade will showcase various artillery and missile systems, air defense systems and special equipment, among them the Iskander-M tactical missile system, the Tornado-S multiple rocket launcher, the Msta-S and Koalitsia-SV self-propelled howitzers, the Buk-M3 and Tor-M2 medium-and short-range anti-aircraft missile systems, the Pantsyr-S anti-aircraft missile launcher, and the S-400 missile systems.
Other parades to celebrate Russia’s Victory Day will be held on Sunday in 27 cities across Russia.