A rehearsal of the Victory Day parade took place April 29 in Moscow. Around 150 military machines and over 11,000 servicemen took part in the rehearsal. Several dozen planes and helicopters will also participate in the parade, which will take place on May 9 on Red Square. The next rehearsals are to be held on May 5 and 7. Earlier, on Monday, April 28, a training session of Russian military aviation took place at the Alabino testing range in Moscow Region.
Victory Day parade is held yearly on Moscow's Red Square to commemorate the victory of the Soviet Union's Red Army over Nazi-Germany in World War II.