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Moscow Victory Day parade: Russian fighter jets perform dizzying stunts at rehearsal

Russian fighter jets tore through the sky performing acrobatic stunts at blistering speeds in preparation for the upcoming Victory Day parade in Moscow.

Video of the aerial display released by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Monday showed low altitude training exercises featuring the Mi-35 and Ka-52 attack helicopters and the Berkut aerobatic team in the Mi-28N helicopter. 

The annual event marks the anniversary of Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II and is set to take place in Moscow’s Red Square on May 9 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Servicemen marched in formation at the Alabino training ground on Wednesday, wearing facemasks and carrying red flags as tanks and rocket launchers trundled by. 

Russian fighter jets tore through the sky performing acrobatic stunts at blistering speeds in preparation for the upcoming Victory Day parade in Moscow

The Tu-160 (pictured) is one of the heaviest supersonic aircraft ever produced and is currently the faster bomber in the world

The Tu-160 (pictured) is one of the heaviest supersonic aircraft ever produced and is currently the faster bomber in the world

Six Su-25 fighter jets will be used to carry out stunts and paint the Russian flag in the skies above Red Square.

The MoD also announced that several missile carriers will be showcased in the parade, including the Tu-160 and Tu-95MS.

The Tu-160 is one of the heaviest supersonic aircraft ever produced and is currently the faster bomber in the world.

The annual parade marks the anniversary of Russia's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II and is set to take place in Moscow's Red Square on May 9 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

The annual parade marks the anniversary of Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II and is set to take place in Moscow’s Red Square on May 9 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Servicemen marched in formation at the Alabino training ground on Wednesday, wearing facemasks and carrying red flags as tanks and rocket launchers trundled by

Servicemen marched in formation at the Alabino training ground on Wednesday, wearing facemasks and carrying red flags as tanks and rocket launchers trundled by

The training day - the fifth of its kind since last year's parade - involved more than 70 different aircraft which performed stunts from an altitude of 1850-550 metres (590-1,804 feet) and at speeds of 200-550kph (124-341mph)

The training day – the fifth of its kind since last year’s parade – involved more than 70 different aircraft which performed stunts from an altitude of 1850-550 metres (590-1,804 feet) and at speeds of 200-550kph (124-341mph)

The parade - now in its 76th year - is held in remembrance of the 20million Soviet lives lost during World War II

The parade – now in its 76th year – is held in remembrance of the 20million Soviet lives lost during World War II

It is considered the most important military parade in the country and is attended by thousands of military personnel and officials

It is considered the most important military parade in the country and is attended by thousands of military personnel and officials

‘We are planning a flight in a traditional formation over Red Square but this year a group of a Tu-160 aircraft escorted by four Su-35 fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic group has been added,’ Alexander Ivashkin, the aerial weapons and tactical training chief of the Aircraft Demonstration Center said on Wednesday.

It is the first time Su-35S multirole fighters will escort a Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying bomber, Russia’s TASS news agency reported. 

The training day – the fifth of its kind since last year’s parade – involved more than 70 different aircraft which performed stunts from an altitude of 1850-550 metres (590-1,804 feet) and at speeds of 200-550kph (124-341mph).

President Vladimir Putin will attend the May 9 parade and will be the keynote speaker in his role as Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces.

President Vladimir Putin will attend the May 9 parade and will be the keynote speaker in his role as Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces.

Thousands of cadets and high-ranking officials from the Russian military attend the event held in Moscow's iconic Red Square each year

Thousands of cadets and high-ranking officials from the Russian military attend the event held in Moscow’s iconic Red Square each year

Service commanders, military generals and deputy ministers from the Ministry of Defence will be in attendance at the parade, along with President Putin. Pictured: A TOS-1A Solntsepyok multiple rocket launcher during the rehearsal on Wednesday

Service commanders, military generals and deputy ministers from the Ministry of Defence will be in attendance at the parade, along with President Putin. Pictured: A TOS-1A Solntsepyok multiple rocket launcher during the rehearsal on Wednesday

Video of the aerial display released by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Monday showed low altitude training exercises featuring the Mi-35 and Ka-52 attack helicopters and the Berkut aerobatic team in the Mi-28N helicopter

Video of the aerial display released by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Monday showed low altitude training exercises featuring the Mi-35 and Ka-52 attack helicopters and the Berkut aerobatic team in the Mi-28N helicopter

Wednesday's rehearsal was the fifth of its kind since last year's Victory Day parade, which was postponed by just over a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: RS-24 Yars mobile intercontinental ballistic missile launcher during Wednesday's rehearsal

Wednesday’s rehearsal was the fifth of its kind since last year’s Victory Day parade, which was postponed by just over a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: RS-24 Yars mobile intercontinental ballistic missile launcher during Wednesday’s rehearsal

The parade – now in its 76th year – is held in remembrance of the 20million Soviet lives lost during World War II.

It is considered the most important military parade in the country and is attended by President Vladimir Putin.

He is the keynote speaker at the event in his role as Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces.

Pictured: A serviceman is seen during rehearsals for the Victory Day parade at the Alabino training ground on Wednesday

Pictured: A serviceman is seen during rehearsals for the Victory Day parade at the Alabino training ground on Wednesday

Pictured:T-34-85 tanks take part in the rehearsal for the Victory Day parade, which will take place in Moscow on May 9

Pictured:T-34-85 tanks take part in the rehearsal for the Victory Day parade, which will take place in Moscow on May 9

Six Su-25 fighter jets will be used to carry out stunts and paint the Russian flag in the skies above Red Square. Pictured: A Smerch multiple rocket launcher during Wednesday's rehearsal

Six Su-25 fighter jets will be used to carry out stunts and paint the Russian flag in the skies above Red Square. Pictured: A Smerch multiple rocket launcher during Wednesday’s rehearsal

The parade involves hundreds of military personnel, including musicians. Pictured: A drummer during Wednesday's rehearsal

The parade involves hundreds of military personnel, including musicians. Pictured: A drummer during Wednesday’s rehearsal

Thousands of cadets and high-ranking officials from the Russian military attend the event including service commanders, military generals and deputy ministers from the Ministry of Defence.

Last year’s parade was postponed to June 24th due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Despite that, it drew 13,000 military personnel along with an enormous crowd. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, no foreign guests will be invited to the parade on May 9

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, no foreign guests will be invited to the parade on May 9

This year's parade will mark the first time Su-35S multirole fighters will escort a Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying bomber, TASS reported.

This year’s parade will mark the first time Su-35S multirole fighters will escort a Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying bomber, TASS reported.

Pictured: A serviceman cleans a tank ahead of its appearance in the Victory Day parade next month

Pictured: A serviceman cleans a tank ahead of its appearance in the Victory Day parade next month 

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