MOSCOW, RUSSIA – MAY 9, 2019: A paratrooper during a Victory Day military parade marking the 74th 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. Valery Sharifulin/TASS Ðîññèÿ. Ìîñêâà. Äåñàíòíèê íà áîåâîé ìàøèíå äåñàíòà ÁÌÄ-4Ì “Ñàäîâíèöà” íà Êðàñíîé ïëîùàäè âî âðåìÿ âîåííîãî ïàðàäà, ïîñâÿùåííîãî 74-é ãîäîâùèíå Ïîáåäû â Âåëèêîé Îòå÷åñòâåííîé âîéíå. Âàëåðèé Øàðèôóëèí/ÒÀÑÑ

MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry has started preparing for the Victory Day parade in Moscow and the first rehearsal in Alabino, near Moscow, will take place on June 8, Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces Gen. Oleg Salyukov said.

The preparations started on May 27, the next day after President Vladimir Putin announced plans to hold the parade, Salyukov said, according to Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper.

The first rehearsal in Moscow will take place on June 17, he said. “The rehearsals on Red Square agreed with the Moscow authorities are scheduled for June 17 and June 18 at night. On June 20, the final rehearsal of the parade will take place on the country’s main square.”.

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