Victory Day Parade causes 4 million rubles worth of damage to Moscow street

pic_6466e370e751eea0ffb821390adbef24The Moscow Times is reporting that the recent Victory Day parade in Moscow caused up to 4 million rubles of damage to the pavement of the pedestrian square in front of the Kremlin.  Known as Manezh Square, this pedestrian thoroughfare saw 194 vehicles, including the new Armata tank, roll over it multiple times during the parade and rehearsals. It should be noted that while 4 million rubles sounds like an impressive figure, it actually comes out to a about $79,000 dollars.

Victory Day Parade footage

On May 9, the much anticipated Victory Day parade took place in Moscow, showcasing several new armored vehicles of the Russian Military.  Photos and details of these vehicles have been leaking into the press over the past couple months, generating a good bit of speculation and discussion.  The official description and pictures of these new vehicles is available here from the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Video of the entire parade:

Here is footage of the T-14 Armata:

Of course, an event as big as the Victory Day Parade is bound to have a few glitches happen. Here is video of a Russian tracked missile carrier briefly catching fire as it parades down the street.

New Russian AFVs revealed to public

Images of the Russian T-14 Armata tank were revealed earlier this week.  The photos and video come from night rehearsals for the upcoming May 9 Victory Day Parade in Moscow.  Images of the Armata and other new Russian AFVs had been circulating for the past month, but these vehicles had tarps over their turrets.  The new photos released this week have the turrets exposed.  The images released thus far include the T-14 Armata, the Boomerang APC, Kurganets-25 IFV,  Koalitsiya-SV SPG, Kurganets-25 APC, and Kornet-D anti-tank vehicle.



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Kurganets BMP-25 shown in photo

SBCw5E6_6yUSputnik News has posted a brief article about the new Russian Kurganets BMP-25 infantry fighting vehicle.  The article features a picture of these vehicles rehearsing for the upcoming May 9th Victory Day parade.  The article notes that the Kurganets-25 weighs 25 tons and is protected with modular armor that can be adapted to meet specific mission requirements. It is armed with a 30mm cannon and four Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missile launchers, all of which will reportedly be controlled by an onboard automatic firing system capable of choosing its own targets. The turret is remotely operated by the three-man crew.  Full article here.