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Russia: Russian air forces astound in preparation for victory day

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1. C/U Aerobatics show 2. W/S Aerobatics show 3. C/U Carrier aircrafts in the sky 4. W/S Helicopters in the sky 5. C/U Aircrafts in the sky 6. W/S Line of armoured vehicles moving towards Red Square 7. C/U Aircrafts in the sky 8. W/S Line of armoured vehicles moving towards Red Square 9. C/U Aircrafts in the sky 10. W/S Line of armoured vehicles moving towards Red Square 11. M/S Line of armoured vehicles moving towards Red Square 12. W/S Line of armoured vehicles moving towards Red Square SCRIPT Russia: Russian air forces astound in preparation for victory day Moscow was the site of an impressive fly-over, Tuesday, where 68 military aviation units flew over the city's Red Square to take part in the last rehearsal before May 9 Victory Day Parade. The aviation display was just a part of a huge display of Russia's military, with the streets of Moscow being filled with over 10,000 troops and a array of military equipment and vehicles. The aircrafts divided into 17 groups by type and performed complex manoeuvres above the Kremlin. The aviation showcase ended with a performance called the "Cuban Diamond", during which air force pilots dispersed colours of the Russian flag in the sky. The fly-over showcased a number of multirole fighters, interceptor aircrafts, all-weather attack aircrafts, close air support aircrafts, fighter-bombers, strategic maritime bombers, missile carriers, supersonic strategic bombers and transport aircrafts. One of the aircrafts, Kamov KA-52, also known as "Alligator", was shown to the public for the first time. It was designed for battlefield reconnaissance, target designation, and co-ordination of attack helicopter operations in adverse meteorological conditions. Armed with twelve laser-guided anti-tank missiles, the helicopter was introduced to Russian Air Force in February 2011. This year May 9 Victory Day Parade commemorates the 68th anniversary since the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany in a bloody war that claimed millions of lives. The celebration marks one of the most important dates in Russian history and is celebrated by Russian people all over the world.