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Belarus celebrates independence Day and the 75th anniversary of the red army liberation of Minsk from the Nazis. In honor of this in the capital of Belarus military parade was held, reports the correspondent channel “WORLD 24” Olga Sablich.
Military parade on the independence Day for the first time in many years was held in the evening, not morning. The location remained the same – the area near the stele “Minsk – hero city”. The parade started at 21:00. Took a parade of President Alexander Lukashenko as commander in chief.
Despite the unstable weather (today in Minsk the sun, the rain) to watch a Grand spectacle brought together many people. Veterans, citizens, and guests of the capital, and officials, diplomats and foreign guests.
Opened the parade of aircraft. First flew the Mi-8 helicopters of the Belarusian armed forces. Feature of this air show is bombers TU-95 MS and TU-160 and the group of TU-22M. Just the sky over Minsk has risen 50 aircraft. Piloted by their best Belarusian and Russian military pilots.
The parade was attended by over five thousand soldiers, and not only Belarusian. Passed the military of Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Opened March is traditionally cadets. Was on holiday and novices. So, for the first time in the parade was attended by partisan calculation with weapons in the form of the great Patriotic war. Also marching were ladies. Last year they had a debut and only one front box. This year already three. Paraded around the representatives of the interior Ministry and the Armed forces of Belarus. Last year one lady during the procession fell off the Shoe after the press nicknamed her Cinderella. This time shoes for the parade upgraded bracelet-strap. Embarrassment should not be.
Mechanized column – 280 units. It was headed by the legendary T-34 tank. More than two-thirds of the column is the newest and upgraded military equipment: tanks model T-72 anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk” war machine “OSA” Russian complex “Iskander”.
Finished procession parade concert of the guard of honor. Their clear and concerted movements are always fascinating.