2000 Moscow Victory Day Parade

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The Moscow Victory Day Parade of 2000 was held on 9 May 2000 to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. The parade marks the Soviet Union's victory in the Great Patriotic War. The parade was commanded by Colonel General Ivan E Puzanov, Commander of the Moscow Military District, and reviewed by the Minister of Defence, Marshal of the Russian Federation Igor Sergeyev. The historical part of the parade was commanded by the former Moscow Military District commander General of the Army Vladimir Govorov. A speech was made by the newly elected president Vladimir Putin.

Veterans of the War parading on Red square.

This parade was the last to feature the old national anthem of Russia (used 1990-1991 by the Russian SFSR and 1991-2000 by the Russian Federation). It was also the last parade to feature veterans on foot.[1]

Troops participating in the parade[edit]

The car carrying the commander of historical part of the parade General of the army Vladimir Govorov.

  • Corps of Drums of the Moscow Military Music School
  • Victory Banner
  • Veterans of the Karelian, Leningrad, 1st Baltic, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Belorussian and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Ukrainian fronts. These were followed by veterans of the Baltic and Black Sea Fleets of the Soviet Union.

The car carrying the commander of the parade Colonel General Ivan Puzanov

  • Honor Guard Battalion
  • Great Patriotic War Regiment
  • Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
  • The Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Forces named after Peter the Great
  • Military Engineering Academy named after Kuibyshev
  • Military University of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense named after Marshal Timoshenko
  • Air Force Academy. Yu. A. Gagarin
  • Military Aviation Technical University named after NE Zhukovsky
  • Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
  • St. Petersburg Naval Institute
  • Moscow Military Institute of the Federal Border Service of the Russian Federation
  • 331st Guards Parachute Regiment
  • Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia
  • Marine Corps of the Baltic Fleet
  • Suvorov Military School
  • Nakhimov Naval School
  • Moscow Military Institute



External links[edit]

Watch the entire parade here: