In St. Petersburg held a parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory
Parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, which was adopted unprecedented measures of sanitary safety of its participants, was held in St. Petersburg.
In the morning, placed in Sunny and warm St. Petersburg, Palace square is surrounded by a checkpoint. Input from all participants measure the temperature. Without masks and gloves are not allowed.
The number of honored guests on the podium of the Palace because of the pandemic coronavirus has reduced by almost half, a total of about 700 people. Watch the parade live has invited nearly 200 war veterans and residents of besieged Leningrad. They brought the employees of the administration, in compliance with all necessary security measures. Not aging soul winners did not stop nor heat, nor the difficulty of the pandemic.
A separate place on the podium of the guests of honor - heroes of our difficult time physicians.
The mood of a holiday. Elderly gently under the arms to support the young volunteers.
He met with the war in Leningrad. "Remember how the enemy bombers tried to bomb the Kirov factory. Soon went to the front," - says Dmitry Mikhailovich.
Increased security measures at the parade he isn't confused. "All sanitary measures are taken absolutely, and in a timely manner," says the veteran.
The oldest of the invited guests was born in 1919.
Among the honorary guests of the parade - Jerzy Pow, head of the Commonwealth "Kursk", which is engaged in volunteer work for beautification and other Soviet war graves in Poland.
After greeting parade participants honored fallen heroes with a moment of silence.
Soldiers came to the square without medical masks. However, military equipment was treated with a special disinfectant compositions.
The procession of military equipment opened the famous March of the T-33. At the Palace embankment were the crews of tanks T-72B3, anti-aircraft missile system s-400 self-propelled artillery "Msta-s" and tactical missile complexes "Iskander-M".
Then over the area flew air parade participants: the Mi-26, the links of the multi-purpose Mi-8 helicopters, attack helicopters Mi-24 and Ka-52 "alligator". Over the Palace square has also flown transport aircraft an-26, An-12 and Tu-134, su-35S, su-30SM fighter-bombers su-34 and MiG-31BM.
The parade ended with a performance of the song "We believed we knew – we will win!" The song came a chorus of thousands of troops of the Western military district under the direction of conductors of the combined orchestra of the St. Petersburg territorial garrison.
At 23:00 over the Peter and Paul fortress will be fireworks this year - without the traditional fireworks.