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Russia: Soldiers parade in St Petersburg Victory Day rehearsal01:37

Russia: Soldiers parade in St Petersburg Victory Day rehearsal

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
April 28, 2014 at 14:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Soldiers parade in St Petersburg Victory Day rehearsal

More than two thousand members of the Russian military and around 90 military vehicles completed the first rehearsal for the annual Victory Day celebration on May 9, at the Palace Square of St Petersburg on Monday.

Students and cadets of higher military educational institutions took part in the practice. The second rehearsal will be held on May 5.

Victory Day remembers the defeat of Nazi Germany by Allied forces in the Second World War. Moscow's parade is due to host all branches of the military, with a parade featuring more than 11,000 soldiers, plus assorted armour, aircraft and heavy equipment.

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Russia: Soldiers parade in St Petersburg Victory Day rehearsal

More than two thousand members of the Russian military and around 90 military vehicles completed the first rehearsal for the annual Victory Day celebration on May 9, at the Palace Square of St Petersburg on Monday.

Students and cadets of higher military educational institutions took part in the practice. The second rehearsal will be held on May 5.

Victory Day remembers the defeat of Nazi Germany by Allied forces in the Second World War. Moscow's parade is due to host all branches of the military, with a parade featuring more than 11,000 soldiers, plus assorted armour, aircraft and heavy equipment.

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