As Russian troops, tanks, and artillery vehicles take part in a military demonstration next week, Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes the show will send a “disaster” warning to Europe and the United States, according to the report.
The World War II parade, celebrated by Russia on May 9 each year, marks the 77th anniversary of the Soviet victory in Europe, when the United States defeated Nazi Germany, and it happened when countries around the world sought to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine. .
The show will also feature high-powered jets, Tu-160 bombers, and the Ilyushin Il-80 – known as the Russian “disaster day” aircraft carrying senior management of the nuclear war, Reuters reports.
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The “Flying Kremlin” aircraft, as it is known, has no clear windows other than those in front of the aircraft and has been seen in Moscow in recent days, taking part in low-profile pilot flights of Victory Day, the Daily Mail reported.
This year will be the first time Russia has included a Soviet-era aircraft in the annual military protests since 2010, according to the report.
The theme of nuclear weapons and international sanctions will also be shown in Russia’s use of the Tu-95MS and Tu-160 “White Swan” missiles, as well as the Su-57 fighter and Tu-22M3 long-range bombers, reports Daily Mail.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will also be referred to the show as eight MiG-29SMTs aim to fly with the letter “Z,” which is now a symbol of Russian troops, according to the report.
The military parade, which will involve tens of thousands of people and hundreds of planes in 28 Russian cities, has been severely curtailed as Russian troops fight in Ukraine for more than 70 days, resulting in huge losses to Russia and countless damage to the country.