Editor’s note: May 8, 1945 is known as VE Day – the day when German forces surrendered to end World War II in the European theater. At the time of the official notification, it was May 9 in the Soviet Union and as such, the event is celebrated on May 9. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the day, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the celebration in Moscow to be postponed to June 24.
Motor1 Russia was able to attend a parade training session leading to the big day. Here is an overview of some Russian equipment that will cross Moscow in honor of this special occasion, presented by our colleagues from Motor1 Russia.
On TV and YouTube, the events of the 75th Anniversary Victory Day parade will flash quickly. The gathering of people and equipment crosses Red Square at a rapid pace, in a continuous flow. Even for those who know these machines, it will be difficult to understand everything. Even the commentator didn’t have time to talk about a particular car, but the photographs capture the moment and keep it forever. As such, Engine1 will help you not to get lost.
During the last evening rehearsal in Moscow, we managed to review and photograph the main attractions of this large-scale event in honor of the May 9 celebration, which was delayed due to the coronavirus. So scroll through the slideshow above and see what the Russian military plans to mount and fight for the future. The focus is on wheeled vehicles of course, although many of these wheels are connected to tracks.