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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 13:32
Russian WW2 Victory Day Parade Showcases New Weapons
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Russian armed forces have paraded in central Moscow to mark the 71st anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.

Some of Russia's latest military hardware was on show, including the RS-24 Yars long-range nuclear missile.

Fighters, heavy bombers and helicopters flew over Red Square, including types combat-tested in Syria, where Russian aircraft are helping government forces.

The march past included Russia's new National Guard.

The National Guard will be armed with modernised AK-74M assault rifles and will be tasked with fighting terrorism and organised crime. Those operations are currently the domain of interior ministry Omon and Sobr Special Forces.

The parade involved 10,000 military staff, 135 armoured vehicles and 71 aircraft, foreign media reports.




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