On the morning of the 20th, Moscow held the last rehearsal before the military parade, which was also the whole rehearsal process. Lets see the report sent back from the scene by the head office reporter.
Zhu Jing, head office reporter: at 10 a.m. local time on June 20, Moscow held the last rehearsal of the Red Square parade. This years parade did not allow foreign media to enter, and traffic control around the Red Square was carried out early. According to the arrangement, there will be 13008 officers and soldiers, 216 weapons and equipment, and 75 aircraft and helicopters to be reviewed this year. The whole process is exactly the same as the day of the official military review on the 24th.
Before the official military parade on the 24th, Moscow held three rehearsals, two night rehearsals on the 17th and 18th, and one rehearsal on the morning of the 20th.
According to the night rehearsal pictures previously released by the Russian Ministry of national defense, those who participated in the infantry separation were the drum band array of Moscow Conservatory of music, the honor guard of the Russian army, the array of several famous military academies and the array representing the Russian army, air force, Navy, strategic missile force, air force, internal guard force, emergency department and other forces. In addition, there are also phalanxes from 13 countries participating in the parade.
In addition, a variety of Russian weapons and equipment also attracted a lot of attention. In addition to the familiar T-34 and SU-100, there are also tiger armored vehicles, iskander-m missiles, as well as more than 20 new Russian weapons including leaf Minesweeper, ISDM long-range mine laying system, etc. that will be presented to the audience.
Participating in the air parade are Mi-35, Ka-52 and other armed helicopters, known as the white swan figure-160. Russias fifth generation fighter su-57 will also be unveiled.
On the day of rehearsal, although traffic control was set around the Red Square, there were still many spectators waiting by early to see the true appearance of the square array and weapons and equipment in advance.
Rehearsal audience: my son took part in the parade this year. He is a soldier and will be discharged soon. He is a member of the infantry array. They have been looking forward to the parade for a long time. My son is proud to participate in the Victory Day parade. Because his grandfather died on the battlefield and every family in Russia has relatives who died in this war, the Victory Day parade is very important for us.
Rehearsal audience: my child saw such a big scene for the first time in her life. I think she will remember such a moment, and we will watch the parade again later.