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5/9/2018 4:38:51 PM

In photos: Moscow's Victory Day Military Parade

Every year on May 9th, Russia celebrates Victory Day to commemorate the Soviet victory in World War II. In Moscow, the day is marked with a massive parade through the city center, showcasing the Russian military's tanks, planes, artillery and soldiers.

A total of 13,000 troops, military police and cadets, as well as 159 combat vehicles and 75 aircraft took part in the parade on Red Square on Wednesday, May 9th.

Here's a look at today's military parade in Moscow.

Soldiers file past in step. (Photo: MNA)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Victory Day military parade at Red Square in Moscow. (Photo: TASS)

The event is commemorated by veterans. (Photo: MNA)

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes the troops. (Photo: KPS)

Koalisyria - SV self-propelled tracked howitzer rolles down Moscow’s Red Square. (Photo: TASS)

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day military parade. (Photo: TASS)

Buk-M2 anti-aircraft missile. (Photo: TASS)

Russian National Guard offices march in formation during a Victory Day. (Photo: TASS)

A Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber and Tupolev Tu-22M3 strike bomber aircraft fly over a monument to Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky. (Photo: TASS)

Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighter aircraft of the Russian Knights aerobatic team and Mikoyan MiG 29 multirole fighter aircraft of the Swifts aerobatic team fly pass Moscow International Business Center towers. (Photo: TASS)

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