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Photo Story: Air parade over Moscow for Victory Day celebration

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Aircraft flew above the Kremlin and the rest of Moscow during the Victory Day parade in the Russian capital on Saturday.

Russia marks the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
Russian cargo airplanes IL-76 perform during Victory Day air parade over the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 09 May 2020.. EPA-EFE/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

The air military parade over the Red Square, as well as in other Russian cities, marks the 75th anniversary since the capitulation of Nazi Germany in WWII as the ground part of the parade has been postponed as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Victory Day celebration in Moscow
Sukhoi Su-57 a stealth multirole fifth-generation jet fighters fly above the Kremlin during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY

Russia and the rest of the ex-Soviet Union celebrates the 75th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany amid restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Large-scale celebrations were postponed to a later date, however, many of them will be held online, so Russians will be able to feel the atmosphere of the holiday without leaving their homes.

Victory Day celebration in Moscow
Aircraft fly above the Kremlin during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, 09 May 2020. EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY

The traditional Victory Day parade this year was supposed to be larger than usual in honour of the anniversary, but due to coronavirus pandemic it was postponed to a later date after restrictions due to the pandemic are lifted.

Russia marks the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
Russian combat helicopters during Victory Day air parade over the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 09 May 2020. . EPA-EFE/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
Victory Day celebration in Moscow
Russian military helicopters fly above the Moscow Kremlin during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY

However, celebratory military air show will still be held this year in 47 Russian cities, involving about 600 aircraft and helicopters.

Victory Day celebration in St. Petersburg
Russian military helicopters fly over Navy training warship ‘Perekop’ and the Neva River during the Victory Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, 09 May 2020. The air military parade over the Neva river, as well as in other Russian cities, marks the 75th anniversary since the capitulation of Nazi Germany in WWII as the ground part of the parade has been postponed. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV
Victory Day celebration in Moscow
Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bombers fly above the Moscow Kremlin during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY

 

See also: Ex-Soviet Union celebrates victory over Nazi Germany

 

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