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Russia: Muscovites attend WWII Victory Day rehearsals in Red Square02:07

Russia: Muscovites attend WWII Victory Day rehearsals in Red Square

Russian Federation, Moscow
May 5, 2016 at 23:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Final preparations for Russia's World War II Victory Day celebrations were taking place in Moscow's Red Square on Thursday night, as Muscovites gathered to watch a rehearsal of the spectacle, ahead of the big day on May 9.

Soldiers marched through the square followed by military hardware, which included T-34 tanks and RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles.

The Victory Parade will take place in 26 Russian cities on May 9 to mark the 71st anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union at the end of World War II. Around 100 units of military equipment including T-90 tanks, armoured personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles will take part in the event.

Russia: Muscovites attend WWII Victory Day rehearsals in Red Square02:07
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Final preparations for Russia's World War II Victory Day celebrations were taking place in Moscow's Red Square on Thursday night, as Muscovites gathered to watch a rehearsal of the spectacle, ahead of the big day on May 9.

Soldiers marched through the square followed by military hardware, which included T-34 tanks and RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles.

The Victory Parade will take place in 26 Russian cities on May 9 to mark the 71st anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union at the end of World War II. Around 100 units of military equipment including T-90 tanks, armoured personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles will take part in the event.

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