V-Day parade rehearsals in Russia
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Russian air and ground forces held special rehearsals on Wednesday, in preparation for May 9 Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square. Air Force aircrafts trained in Kubinka, near Moscow, where Mikoyan MiG-29 jet fighters, the Yakovlev Yak-130 subsonic jet trainers and the Mil Mi-28H attack helicopters were seen flying. 'Swifts' and 'Russian Knights' aerobatic groups were performing acrobatic maneuvers. Another training ground of Alabino was filled with over 16,000 troops from the Russian Armed Forces and some 200 units of Russian military hardware, including tanks, ballistic missile systems, air defense vehicles and armored personnel carriers among others. Moscow's 2015 Victory Day Parade is expected to be one of the largest and most ambitious in the celebration's history, and will feature the country's most cutting-edge military hardware.