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1,000s of troops, state-of-the-art weaponry parade through Moscow on V-Day

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Photo: AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev

Thousands of exemplary servicemen and women, along with the most advanced and battle-tested equipment, paraded through Red Square in a grand military exhibit that constitutes the focal point of the annual Victory Day celebrations in Russia.

More than 10,000 soldiers and officers took part in the parade marking the 72nd anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. On show, some 100 state-of-the-art pieces of military vehicles.

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Russian servicemen parade with Tigr-M (Tiger) all-terrain infantry mobility vehicles and Kornet-D1 anti-tank guided missile systems. © Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Typhoon-U armored fighting vehicle. © Grigory Sisoev / Sputnik

Msta-S self-propelled howitzer. © Alexander Vilf / Sputnik

Iskander short range ballistic missile systems. © Alexander Vilf / Sputnik

A Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile system. © Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Pantsir-S combined surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system. © Alexander Vilf / Sputnik

S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile system. © Alexander Vilf / Sputnik

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