"Bastions" and T-34 took part in Victory Parade in Vladivostok
More than 1.5 thousand military personnel and cadets, pieces of historic and contemporary military machinery took part in Victory Parade in Vladivostok.
This year because of‑ epidemiological situation the parade in Vladivostok was organized according to mask requirements, with "social distance" compliance and without any spectators. Authority representatives and few war veterans gathered on the central square. Together with participants of the parade and media representatives, number of which was also restricted because of‑ epidemiological situation, they were tested for COVID-19. Citizens could watch the parade via live broadcast.
In total about 1.5 thousand people took part in Vladivostok parade, including military personnel, historic parade teams, representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, parade crew of the Cossacks, cadets of Vladivostok branch of Nakhimov Navy‑ College — their drummers were at the head of the parade.
Behind the military personnel 57 units of military and specialized equipment marched through central street of the city: new armored personnel carrier BTR-82A, BRDM-2px, infantry combat vehicles BMP-2, self-propelled guns 2C1 "Gvozdika", truck-mounted multiple rocket launchers BM-21 "Grad", coastal missile systems "Bastion" and air defense systems — anti-missile and anti-aircraft system "Osa", anti-aircraft‑ rocket‑-gun complexes "Pantsyr‑C1" and anti-missile‑ and anti-aircraft systems C-400.
For the first time an armored fighting vehicle "Tigr" and new T-80BV tanks, which were recently introduced in naval infantry weaponry, took part in the parade. Mechanized convoys were headed by a restored T-34 tank which took part in the battle of Stalingrad. This battle machine was named in honor of participant of the Great Patriotic War, tank operator Efim Goldber, who had reached Berlin. The parade culminated by march of the combined orchestra of the Pacific fleet.
At the same time a parade marched through Ussuriysk. About 2 thousand military personnel of the Eastern Command took part in it. This year there were two times more historical teams. The parade formation consisted of cadets of Ussuriysk Suvorov Military College, soldiers of a separate assault‑ force, military combat service support and two parade teams of military women.
For the first time a mechanized convoy in Ussuriysk included new pices of military machinery: tracked multi-role armoured tractor "Aleut" and humvees AM-1. Spectators could see launching pads "Iskander‑M", "Buk‑M1", systems "Solntsepek", "Tornado". In total Victory Parade in this city consisted of 100 machinery units, headed by famous car GAZ‑ AA "Polutorka".
On the Wednesday evening artillery squad of Pacific fleet in Vladivostok will salute 30 blank charges from artillery pieces and launch more than 300 fireworks. Sound support will be provided by two mortars D-30.
Source: RIA NOVOSTI