2009 Moscow Victory Day Parade

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Troops marching during the parade

The Moscow Victory Parade of 2009 was held on the Victory Day on the 64th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War ending in the defeat of Nazi Germany.

The parade was commanded by Valery Gerasimov, commander of the Moscow Military District, and reviewed by Anatoliy Serdyukov of the Russian Ministry of Defence.

A speech was made by the third president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in which he warned other countries against embarking on military adventures, this was thought to be a veiled warning to the Georgian President, Mikhail Saakashvili.[1]

Forces at the Parade[edit]

With more than 9,000 soldier, sailors, and airmen and 100 vehicles marching in the parade, this was the largest such parade held in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.[1]

Unlike previous Victory Day parades, there were no units parading in Great Patriotic War uniforms, though the Victory Banner was paraded at the beginning of the ceremony.

Ground vehicles at the Parade[edit]

This was only the second time since the fall of the Soviet Union when armoured fighting vehicles took part in the Red Square parade.

Vehicles in the parade included:

Aircraft at the Parade[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moscow Times, "Medvedev Hints of New Georgia War", 12 May 2009 [1]. Accessed 2009-05-14. Archived 2009-07-31.

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