History – Red Army Parade [1945 – English]

Red Army Parade [1945 – English]
The Moscow Victory Parade of 1945 was a victory parade held by the Soviet army (with a small squad from the Polish army) after the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. It took place in the Soviet capital of Moscow, mostly centering around a military parade through Red Square. The parade took place on a rainy June 24, 1945, over a month after May 9, the day of Germany’s surrender to Soviet commanders.

HD Russian Army Parade Victory Day, 2013 Парад Победы

This is the parade in Moscow’s Red Square, devoted to the 68th anniversary of the Great Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War (what the Eastern Front of World War II is called in the former Soviet Union), 9 May, 2013. Giving the commemoration speech is Russian President Vladimir Putin. For the first time since 2008 the Suvorov and Nakhimov schools are once again marching past Red Square (The Suvorov cadets are also wearing their new uniforms cut in the same style of Russian Officers and Soldiers first introduced in 2008). Also being introduced this year is a Cossack regiment. Presiding over the military parade in Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation; General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. He is the first uniformed defense minister since the year 2000. Commanding the parade is Colonel General Vladimir Chirkin. Music by the Military Orchestra Service of the Russian Federation, directed by Lieutenant General; Valery Khalilov.