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Military parades to be held in 26 Russian cities on May 9 in 2015 — defense minister

December 19, 2014, 20:16 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Military parades next year will be held on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said
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Victory Day Parade on May 9, 2014 in Moscow

Victory Day Parade on May 9, 2014 in Moscow

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MOSCOW, December 19 /TASS/. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has ordered holding military parades in 26 Russian cities, including the Crimean ports of Kerch and Sevastopol, on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).

“Following instructions from the Russian president, the commander-in-chief of the Russian Armed Forces, military parades in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War should be prepared and held in 26 Russian cities, nine of which bear the hero’s title, including the ports of Sevastopol and Kerch,” Shoigu told an expanded meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry’s board on Friday.

Military parades will take place in 36 Russian cities on May 9. 

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