Tune in for RT’s instructions on how to get the most out of the 67th annual Victory Day in the Russian capital.
Victory Day in Russia is traditionally marked with celebrations in each and every city across the country. In Moscow, festivities will start early in the morning and last until the end of the day.
The traditional Victory Day Parade will kick off at 10am and last for about an hour. Tanks, missile launchers and armored vehicles will roll through Red Square as helicopters and fighter jets fly over the Kremlin.
Around 1,500 World War II veterans are expected to attend the event. The show will be broadcast by all the major Russian TV channels, including RT.
All day long in Moscow parks, actors and animators in soldiers' uniforms and camouflage will gather and enact various WWII scenes. If you are eager to plunge into the 1945 atmosphere, head to Gorky Park or Hermitage Park.
For those interested in wartime vehicles, Krasnaya Presnya park will offer a ride on an authentic 1940s motorbike. Those who love military films can go to the Khudozhestvenny cinema in the Arbat district.
A big audio-visual installation called “Stop! Look! Remember!” will open at 2pm on Tverskaya Square, while WWII veterans will gather in the Teatralnaya Square in front on the Bolshoi Theatre.
From 5pm till 10pm, Poklonnaya Gora will host a big concert called “Music of the Victorious Spring.”
The day will culminate in a big fireworks show consisting of 30 rounds.
Keep in mind that a range of Central Moscow Metro stations will be closed to entry from 7am till the end of the parade, among them Ploshchad Revolutsii, Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya, Alexandrovsky Sad, Borovitskaya, Biblioteka Imeni Lenina, Lubyanka, and Kitay Gorod. Park Pobedy, Kutuzovskaya and Kievskaya will be closed from noon.
Motorists are advised to avoid central streets.
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