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Russia: Vladivostok's Victory Day celebrations open with military parade02:11

Russia: Vladivostok's Victory Day celebrations open with military parade

Russian Federation, Vladivostok
May 9, 2015 at 11:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Vladivostok holds air, sea and ground forces Victory Day parade

Vladivostok staged a combined air, sea and ground forces parade in honour of Victory Day to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War (World War II) on Saturday.

A column of around 850 troops made their way through the city accompanied by SS-N-3 Shaddock and the S-300 missile complexes.

The 30 pieces of armour on show included the BTR-80 personnel carrier and the BMP-2 and the Grozdika (Carnation) self-propelled artillery piece.

Overhead around 10 aircrafts took part in the flyover led by the Mi-8, the Ka-27 and Ka-25S helicopters but the unmistakable roar of Tupolev Tu-142 Bear bomber stole the show.

At sea four vessels ranging from large and small anti-submarine vessels to mine sweepers to a Kilo-class diesel powered submarine took part in the celebratory ceremony.

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Russia: Vladivostok holds air, sea and ground forces Victory Day parade

Vladivostok staged a combined air, sea and ground forces parade in honour of Victory Day to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War (World War II) on Saturday.

A column of around 850 troops made their way through the city accompanied by SS-N-3 Shaddock and the S-300 missile complexes.

The 30 pieces of armour on show included the BTR-80 personnel carrier and the BMP-2 and the Grozdika (Carnation) self-propelled artillery piece.

Overhead around 10 aircrafts took part in the flyover led by the Mi-8, the Ka-27 and Ka-25S helicopters but the unmistakable roar of Tupolev Tu-142 Bear bomber stole the show.

At sea four vessels ranging from large and small anti-submarine vessels to mine sweepers to a Kilo-class diesel powered submarine took part in the celebratory ceremony.