Moscow’s Victory Day Military Parade, in Photos

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – MAY 9, 2018: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin makes a speech during a Victory Day military parade marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, the Eastern Front of World War II, in Moscow’s Red Square. Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Россия. Москва. Президент России Владимир Путин на Красной площади во время военного парада, посвященного 73-й годовщине Победы в Великой Отечественной войне. Михаил Метцель/ТАСС

Every year on May 9, Russia celebrates Victory Day to commemorate the Soviet victory in World War II. In Moscow, the day is marked with a massive parade through the city center, showcasing the Russian military’s tanks, planes, artillery and soldiers.

A total of 13,000 troops, military police and cadets, as well as 159 combat vehicles and 75 aircraft took part in the parade on Red Square on Wednesday. Here’s a look at today’s military parade in Moscow.

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