Russia plans to use this year’s 2021 Moscow Victory Parade to show off its military might after it was revealed more than 300 weapon systems are to be deployed.
The weapons and equipment involved in the parade for the 76th anniversary of the Moscow Victory Parade on Red Square were relocated from the Alabino training ground to Moscow city, the capital of Russia on the night of 23rd to 24th April.
The mechanised column began to move to Moscow at 10.00 p.m. local time on 23rd April.
A convoy of more than 200 units includes the Boomerang armoured personnel carrier, Iskander operational-tactical missile system, Yars mobile ground missile system, T-34, T-90M, Armata tanks, Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicles and others was the first to arrive at a temporary stop in Nizhniye Mnevniki.
The rest of the samples, which are mainly tracked vehicles, were delivered to the Presnya station by rail. Among them are T-72B3M, T-80BVM tanks, BMD-4M, BTR-MDM combat vehicles, TOS-1 heavy flamethrower systems, Msta-S and Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzers, Buk-M3 air defence missile systems, Tor-M2 and others.
More than 30 military traffic police crews provided security for the redeployment of over 300 weapon systems to the Russian capital for the Victory Day Parade that will take place on Moscow’s Red Square on May 9.
According to the Ministry of Defence of Russia, soon, the parade participants will begin night training on Red Square.
This year, Russia’s Victory Parade on Moscow’s Red Square marks the 76th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.
Moscow Victory Parade will involve over 12,000 troops, about 190 combat vehicles and 76 aircraft (53 planes and 23 helicopters).