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Russia: Hundreds practice for a 194 historical re-enactment01:25

Russia: Hundreds practice for a 194 historical re-enactment

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 1, 2013 at 20:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Hundreds practice for a 194 historical re-enactment

A rehearsal march took place in Moscow's Red Square on Friday, in preparation for the historical re-enactment of a military parade that took place in 1941.

The World War II era march first took place in honour of the 25th anniversary of the October Revolution. The march is a key moment in history as on that day the German army had planned to lead their battalions through the square but Soviet soldiers successfully prevented this.

Around 6,000 people are expected to take part in the march, participants will come from the cavalry unit of the Presidential Regiment, the silent drill platoon of the Preobrazhensky Regiment, Cadets, and Scout teams. It will be the 11th commemorative march of its kind to take place since 1941, and participants will be dressed in war-time uniforms.

During the rehearsal, one of the horse drawn carts collided into the steps of Moscow's History museum. Although no one was injured, one horse had to be put down.

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Russia: Hundreds practice for a 194 historical re-enactment

A rehearsal march took place in Moscow's Red Square on Friday, in preparation for the historical re-enactment of a military parade that took place in 1941.

The World War II era march first took place in honour of the 25th anniversary of the October Revolution. The march is a key moment in history as on that day the German army had planned to lead their battalions through the square but Soviet soldiers successfully prevented this.

Around 6,000 people are expected to take part in the march, participants will come from the cavalry unit of the Presidential Regiment, the silent drill platoon of the Preobrazhensky Regiment, Cadets, and Scout teams. It will be the 11th commemorative march of its kind to take place since 1941, and participants will be dressed in war-time uniforms.

During the rehearsal, one of the horse drawn carts collided into the steps of Moscow's History museum. Although no one was injured, one horse had to be put down.

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