Victory Day parade in Moscow to showcase 69 aircraft, record number of military vehicles


A total of 69 warplanes and helicopters, 149 military vehicles and over 11,000 troops will feature in Moscow’s Red Square parade on May 9 to mark the 69th anniversary of Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.“Sixty-nine planes and helicopters from the Russian Air Force will fly over Red Square on May 9. The number symbolizes the 69th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. A total of 17 aviation groups will be employed during the parade,” Russian Air Force spokesman Col. Igor Klimov told RIA-Novosti. Guests on Red Square and a worldwide TV audience will witness Su-24M and Su-34 bombers, Su-25 strike aircraft, Su-27 and MiG-29 fighter jets, MiG-31BM interceptors and military transport aircraft, refueling planes and military helicopters.

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