LIVE: Russia holds V-Day parade

Moscow stages its biggest-ever parade at the Red Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War, starting at 03:00 local time (07:00 GMT).

China Daily Website brings the latest updates on the V-Day parade. Updates are in Beijing time.

Highlights:

  • More than 15,000 soldiers from 10 countries march across the square.
  • China's 112 members of guards of honor take part in the parade.
  • More than 100 pieces of military hardware make their debut.

Updated: 2015-05-09 17:05

The parade is over

Updated: 2015-05-09 16:39

Military jets fly above Red Square

MIG-29 and SU-25 military jets fly in formation during the Victory Day parade above Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

 

Updated: 2015-05-09 16:33

Missile systems

Russian BUK-M2/SA-17 Grizzly medium-range battlefield surface-to-air missile system drives during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow.

 

Updated: 2015-05-09 16:24

More fighting vehicles

Russian T-34-85 medium tanks from the World War Two period drive during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow.

 

Russian BMD-4M Sadovnitsa infantry fighting vehicles drive during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow.

Russian servicemen drive T-90A tanks during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow.

 

Updated: 2015-05-09 16:17

Here come the BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers

Russian servicemen drive BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers (APC) during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow.

 

Updated: 2015-05-09 16:12

Chinese servicemen march on parade

Chinese servicemen take part in Russian Victory Day parade for first time.

 

Updated: 2015-05-09 16:07

Military vehicles roll onto the square

The parade detachments of the mechanized forces begin entering the square. The armored column is comprised of 194 vehicles, both WWII-era and modern units.

 

 

Updated: 2015-05-09 16:00

Russian female cadets enter the Red Square

Russian female cadets march during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow.

 

Updated: 2015-05-09 15:54

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev watch the parade

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (2nd R) and Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev (2nd L) watch the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow.

 

Updated: 2015-05-09 15:44

China's PLA Guards of Honor marches on parade

China's PLA Guards of Honor marches in tight formation on Victory Day parade in Moscow.

 

Updated: 2015-05-09 15:40

Foreign troops march across Red Square

Troops from former Soviet republics are followed by soldiers from the Soviet Union's wartime allies.

The Indian Army is represented today by one of its oldest regiments - The Grenadiers.

They are followed by soldiers from Mongolia, Serbia, and China.

Updated: 2015-05-09 15:36

Russian President Putin's address begins

"We remember the contribution of our allies: the United States, the United Kingdom, other states and anti-fascist forces." Russian President Vladimir Putin says.

Putin also welcomes all the foreign guests in his speech.

 

 

Updated: 2015-05-09 15:35

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reviews troops

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reviews troops during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. Russia marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe on Saturday with a military parade.

Updated: 2015-05-09 15:32

Xi attends Russia's Victory Day parade

President Xi sits next to Russian President Putin at Victory Day parade in Red Square.

President Xi sits next to Russian President Putin at Victory Day parade in Red Square.[Photo/screen shot from Xinhua]

Updated: 2015-05-09 15:10

Russia's Defense Minister and parade commander enter Red Square

The parade inspection is presided by the Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov – the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces – is this year's parade commander.

Updated: 2015-05-09 15:07

Banners are being carried into the Red Square

With the "Sacred War" by Alexandrov playing in the background, two symbols of Russia – the Victory Banner and the banner of the Russian Federation – are being carried into the Red Square.

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Updated: 2015-05-09 14:49

V-Day celebration in preparation

A veteran (R) waits for the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015.

Russia marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe on Saturday with a military parade.

[Photo/Agencies]