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