7 Nov 2019 10:28

Moscow's Red Square hosts march in honor of Nov 7, 1941 military parade

MOSCOW. Nov 7 (Interfax) - A march dedicated to the 78th anniversary of the November 7, 1941 military parade started on Red Square in Moscow at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.

As many as 4,000 people are taking part in the march, including guards of honor representing three branches of the Russian Armed Forces, the Moscow garrison's joint military band, a cavalry group of 60 of horse-mounted servicemen from the presidential regiment of Russia's Federal Protection Service, students of the Moscow Suvorov Military School and the Moscow Military Music College, cadets of Moscow and federal educational institutions, Russian Defense Ministry servicemen, 600 actors, and 250 volunteers.

In addition, forty WWII-era military vehicles will drive on Red Square during the march.

Some 7,000 guests, among them 1,200 WWII veterans, veterans of combat operations, and veterans of the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies have been invited to watch the parade. Several participants in the November 7, 1941 military parade on Red Square are also present.

Upon completion of the march, wreaths will be laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden near the Kremlin Wall.