Russia to hold large-scale military parades marking V-day

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MOSCOW, March 25 (Xinhua) — Russia will hold military parades across the country to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War on May 9, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday.

More than 12,500 troops, over 190 units of weapons and military equipment, and 76 aircraft will join the main military parade on Red Square in Moscow, Shoigu said at a session of the ministry’s board.

In addition to Moscow, military parades will be held in another 27 cities of the country, involving more than 47,000 soldiers, about 1,600 units of military equipment and over 200 aircraft, he said.

Celebrations with the participation of troops will be conducted in 377 cities and towns on Victory Day, he added. Enditem

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