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Blooming Bromance: Russia-China Alliance Challenges US-Designed World Order | #Politics

#Russia, #China Alliance Challenges US-Designed World Order:

Beijing and Moscow have increasingly found common basis in challenging the US and Western dominated order in Europe and Asia.

The recent sign of closer ties was seen with the announcements of the first joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean. Chinese National Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said that Moscow and Beijing will for the first time hold joint naval drills in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May 2015.
 
The purpose of the drills is to deepen bilateral friendly cooperation and strengthen the combat capability of the two countries in order to resist threats to maritime safety.
 
“Russia and China are now becoming, as we wanted, not only neighbors but deeply integrated countries,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on a trip to the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou this week.
 
The two sides further discussed making China the “main partner” in a Russian program to establish a scientific station on the moon by 2024.
 
Similarly, Russia will be one of the biggest outside investors in China’s proposed development bank, The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
 
The Obama administration tried to undercut the proposed bank, but China views the AIIB as a way to diminish the regional influence of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB), where countries like the United States and Japan hold significant control.
 
China’s president is also going to be one of the most prominent leaders to attend the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in Moscow’s Red Square on May 9.
 
Furthermore, western media made a remark of a budding “bromance,” between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
 
According to some key analysts the relationship between Moscow and Beijing is likely to move forward in a number of key areas.


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러시아 : 승전기념일 군사 퍼레이드 | 리허설 | تمرین نیروهای روسی برای آمادگی در رژه روز پیروزی 2015

Russia's cutting-edge military hardware parades through Moscow for V-Day rehearsal
 
Thousands of Muscovites were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Russia’s latest military hardware rolling across the cobbles of Moscow’s iconic Red Square during rehearsal ahead of Victory Day parade.
 
Infantry from Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan practiced their performances in front of the public for the first time this year, ahead of Victory Day on May 9. Troops from other countries such as India, Mongolia, Serbia, and China were also present at the rehearsal.  
 
But the most anticipated event of the rehearsal was the debut of the latest models of the Russian armored tank T-14 built on the “Armata” platform as well as the showcasing of the latest 152mm self-propelled artillery howitzer Coalition-SV.  
 
The Armata’s main advantage over similar existing technology lies in its unmanned turret, controlled remotely from an isolated armored capsule. The latest tank has a state-of-the-art radar system that can simultaneously track up to 40 ground and 25 air targets within a 60-mile radius.  
 
The Kurganets-25 and the Kornet-D, an upgraded version of the hard-hitting Kornet anti-tank system, were also driven during a run-through in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Kurganets-25 features a new active-defense system against tank shells.  
 
 But to preserve intrigue over the main parade on May 9, whch marks the 70th anniversary of defeat over Nazi Germany, parts of the newly showcased military technology were still covered in a special cloth casing.
 
Among the new technology to be showcased are the latest models of weapons for the Russian Airborne Troops, including a multi-purpose armored vehicle, Rakushka, as well as mobile missile launch system Yars.
 
Over 15,000 personnel and about 200 pieces of military equipment will be on display, including weaponry never before seen by the public when the Victory Parade kicks off on the morning of May 9, which falls on a Saturday. For those who still want to witness the Russian military hardware on the move before the Victory Day parade, three more rehearsals are scheduled to take place on May 4, 6 and 7.  
 
 
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2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade
 
The 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade, is an upcoming parade that will take place in Red Square in Moscow on 9 May 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. The annual parade marks the Allied victory in the Second World War at the Western front. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will also deliver his twelfth holiday address to the nation on this day. Being a landmark jubilee parade honoring the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in the European continent, this year's parade is also expected to be one of the biggest and largest to be held in Russian history.
 
Important dignitaries in attendance and parade information
 
Among those expected to come to this year's event is President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić, President of Vietnam, Trương Tấn Sang, President of China, Xi Jinping, the First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, and the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. In all, 26 international leaders are expected to be in attendance this year, including heads of UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
 
The following countries have opted not to participate in this year's parade:
Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA, Finland, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia, Japan.
 
The 2014 annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and the subsequent War in Donbass has caused a number of nations that fought in the war, especially those that participated in the parade of 2010 to not participate in this year's celebrations, including Germany, whose chancellor Angela Merkel instead will visit Moscow on May 10, a day after the parade itself. Those nations that will be absent from the celebrations will only have their ambassadors to the Russian Federation be present for the parade as part of the diplomatic corps in attendance.
 
Aside from the return of the T-34 tank and the SU-100 self-propelled gun, and the usual vehicles and planes in the mobile column and the flypast, making their parade debut this year are the following:
 
 
    Bumerang armored personnel carrier
    Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle
    T-15 heavy IFV
    T-14 main battle tank
    2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer
    Ural Typhoon MRAP[9]
    BTR-82AM Naval Infantry armored personnel carrier
    Kornet-D/EM mobile antitank missile system mounted on the GAZ Tigr APC
    K-300P Bastion-P mobile coastal defense missile launcher
    RS-24 Yars mobile ICBM launcher
    The brand new Crimean Wings (Krilya Tavrida) aerobatic team with 4 Yakovlev Yak-130s
 
    Sukhoi Su-30 and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets
 
The Nakhimov Higher Naval Institute and the Chemical Defense and Control Military Academy will both make their return appearances in a Red Square parade after years of absences, the former since 1985 and the later since 2006, while the Pacific Naval Institute will be making its debut appearance this year, all in the march past segment made up of 16,000 servicemen, where they will be joined by a company sized formation from the Presidential Guard Regiment of Kazakhstan and several military contingents from other CIS nations, including the Armenian Army and the Azerbaijani Land Forces, all returning to the parade after a 5 year break, alongside first time parade participants from the armed forces of Serbia, the People's Republic of China and Mongolia, and even The Grenadiers from the Indian Army. The BMD-4 infantry fighting vehicle will make its return to the mobile column after a 6 year break, together with the joint flight of the Russian aerobatics teams Russian Knights and Strizhi after a one year absence from the parade.
 
Also, several military vehicles that drove through the Red Square in the 1945 Victory Parade are being readied for their drivepast in other major Russian cities.
 
As per tradition, 26 other Russian major cities (Sevastopol and Kerch in the disputed Crimea included) will hold their parades, and joint civil-military parades will be hosted by 50 other towns and cities nationwide.
 
Victory Day parades will also be held in the following CIS member nations:
 
 
    Belarus: May 9
    Kazakhstan: May 7
    Kyrgyzstan: May 9
    Armenia: May 9
 
Preparation
 
Beginning in November/December 2014, preparations for the parade were well attended at the unit level. Individual unit practices were held in the various military installations for all the participating units, and by March 2015, the air flypast column began its individual practice flying runs. Also rehearsing for the parade are the massed military bands of the Armed Forces, the MVD, EMERCOM and the Moscow Garrison, all to be conducted for the 13th straight year by Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov, the Senior Director of Music of the Bands Service of the Russian Armed Forces since 2002, with a combined number of more than a thousand military bandsmen, and the world famous Corps of Drums of the Moscow Military Music College "Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov", under the leadership of Colonel Alexander Gerasimov, the long-time college director, which has always (with a brief break from 2009 to 2011) had the privilege of leading the parade.
 
The parade practice runs officially commenced in the practice field at Alabino, Moscow Oblast, in April 2015, and will last until the middle of April when the runs on Red Square itself will start, ending with a final general combined practice run of the parade in early May. Before the first parade dry run, there was the first practice drivepast of the estimated 200 mobile column vehicles in attendance this year, that first drivepast was held on March 27.
 
The first parade practice run on April 3, 2015 kicked off officially the preparation for the big parade, despite the snowy weather that day. Joining the first run-through rehearsal (for the march past segment and the mobile column only) was the first ever military women's contingent to march on Red Square for the very first time, composed of girl Cadet Corps students coming from the Moscow National Pensions School. This was followed by the first test run of the flypast column in the Alabino training grounds on April 9, with the more than 150 aircraft taking part in that first run-through of the flypast segment.
 
The April 15 2nd parade practice run witnessed the first practice march of a Cossacks contingent that on May 9 will be the first ever unit of its kind to march on the steps of Red Square after so many years. The uint marching for this year comes from the ranks of the Kuban Cossacks, which marched past Red Square in the Victory Parade of 1945 represented by the 4th Guards Cossack Cavalry Regiment. The 2nd dry run for the flypast was done on April 21, and the final run on the Alabino grounds on April 22.
 
The first late night practice run started on April 29 in Moscow's Red Square, and will continue on till May 4 with the final two practice runs on May 6 and 7, which also serve as the general pratice runs. All of them are open to the general public. At the same time, final practice runs are being made for those joining the parades in May 9 in 26 other major cities in Russia. During such practice drill runs in Moscow several variants of the new Russian armored vehicle platform Armata were seen with turrets covered, together with the Bumerang APC and the Kurgarnets-25 IFV's turrets, which got the same treatment as well.
 
 
Full order of the 2015 Victory Day Parade
 
General of the Army Sergey Shoigu, Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation (parade inspector)
 
Colonel General Oleg Salyukov, Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces (parade commander)
 
Military Bands:
 
Massed Military Bands of the Armed Forces under the direction of the Senior Director of Music of the Military Bands Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov
 
Corps of Drums of the Moscow Military Music School
 
 
 
Ground Column:
 
 
    154th Preobrazhensky Independent Commandant's Regiment Colour Guard and Honour Guard Company of the 1st Honor Guard Battalion, 154th PICR
    Presidential Cavalry Escort Battalion, Kremlin Regiment
    Battalion of the Kuban Cossacks (first appearance)
    Suvorov Military School
    Nakhimov Naval School
    Kronstadt Sea Cadet Corps
    Aksanskiy Cossack Cadet Corps
    Moscow National Pensions School Cadet Corps (first appearance)
    Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
    Military University of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
    Military Academy of Material and Technical Security "General of the Army A. V. Khrulev"
    Zhukovsky – Gagarin Air Force Academy
    Black Sea Higher Naval Military Institute "Admiral Pavel Nakhimov" (returning)
    Pacific Naval Military Institute "Admiral Stepan Makarov" (first appearance)
    382nd Independent Marine Battalion of the Black Sea Fleet
    336th Independent Guards Biaystok Marine Brigade of the Baltic Fleet
    Military Space Academy "Alexander Mozhaysky"
    Peter the Great Military Academy of the Missile Forces of Strategic Importance of the Russian Federation
    Ryazan Airborne Senior Command Academy "Gen. of the Army Vasily Margelov"'
    98th Guards Airborne Division
    Engineering Forces, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence and Control Military Academy "Marshal of the Soviet Union Semyon Timoshenko" (returning)
    1st NBC Coastal Brigade
    9th Chemical Disposal Regiment
    29th and 38th Independent Railway Brigades of the Russian Railway Troops
    16th Spetsnaz Brigade, Western Military District
    ODON Ind. Motorized Internal Troops Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation "Felix Dzerzhinsky"
    Civil Defense Academy of the Ministry of Emergency Situations
    Moscow Border Guards Institute of the Border Guard Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation "Moscow City Council"
    2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division "Mikhail Kalinin"
    4th Guards Kantemirovskaya Tank Division "Yuri Andropov"
    Military Technical University of the Federal Agency of Special Construction
    Moscow Military Commanders Training School "Supreme Soviet of Russia"
 
 
Mobile Column:
 
 
    T-34
    SU-100
    GAZ Tigr (first parade with the Kornet D/EM mobile antitank missile system)
    BTR Bumerang armored personnel carrier (first appearance)
    BTR-82A
    Ural Typhoon (First appearance)
    Typhoon-K armored personnel carrier
    BMP Kurganets-25 (first appearance)
    T-15 (first appearance)
    BMD-4 (returning)
    T-90
    T-14 (first appearance)
    9P157-2 Khrizantema-S tank destroyer
    2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer (first appearance)
    2S19 Msta-S
    Buk-M2 missile system
    Tor-M2U missile system
    S-400 Triumf
    K-300P Bastion-P (first appearance)
    Pantsir-S1
    9K720 Iskander
    RT-2PM2 Topol-M
    RS-24 Yars (first appearance)
 
Air Fly Past Column
 
    Mil Mi-26
    Mil Mi-8 Colors Party
    Mil Mi-24
    Mil Mi-28
    Mil Mi-35
    Kamov Ka-52
    Mikoyan MiG-29
    Sukhoi Su-24
    Sukhoi Su-34
    Sukhoi Su-27
    Sukhoi Su-30 (first appearance)
    Sukhoi Su-35 (first appearance)
    Mikoyan MiG-31
    Ilyushin Il-76
    Ilyushin Il-78
    Tupolev Tu-22M3
    Tupolev Tu-95
    Tupolev Tu-160
    Beriev A-50
    Sukhoi Su-25
    Antonov An-124
    Antonov An-22
    Yakovlev Yak-130 from the new aerobatic group Crimean Wings (first appearance)
    Sukhoi Su-27 and Mikoyan MiG-29 of the Russian Knights and Strizhi (returning)
 
 
*[Info Credit: RT/Sputnik]
 
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#Song "Dedicated to You": Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. | #Music

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Репетиция Парада Победы в Москве | Парад Победы 2015 | Victory Parade 2015

Парад Победы 2015 | Репетиция Парада Победы в Москве
Russia's cutting-edge military hardware parades through Moscow for V-Day rehearsal

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Москве: Репетиция военного парада на Красной площади в честь 70-й годовщины победы в Великой Отечественной войне. По центру столицы впервые прошла новейшая военная техника, в частности танки на платформе «Армата» и боевые машины пехоты на платформе «Курганец-25».

Как заявил ранее глава Минобороны РФ Сергей Шойгу, парад в Москве в честь 70-летия окончания Великой Отечественной войны станет самым масштабным в современной российской истории. В нём примут участие более 15 тыс. человек и около 200 единиц военной техники, в том числе её новейшие образцы.

Парад военной техники откроется прохождением исторической механизированной колонны в составе танка Т-34 и самоходной артиллерийской установки СУ-100. Под специальными накидками, скрывающими вооружение, пройдут также такие образцы военной техники, как многоцелевой бронетранспортёр «Ракушка», танк «Армата», подвижный грунтовый ракетный комплекс Ракетных войск стратегического назначения «Ярс», новейшие образцы вооружения Воздушно-десантных войск БМД-4М.

Кроме того, в составе механизированной колонны проедут представители ракетных войск и артиллерии на самоходных гаубицах «Мста-С» и ракетных комплексах «Искандер». Проедут бронеавтомобили «Тигр» и «Тайфун», бронетранспортёры БТР-82А, танки Т-90. Войсковую противовоздушную оборону представят зенитные ракетные комплексы «Бук-М2», «Тор-М2У», а один из самых высокотехнологичных и перспективных видов войск — Воздушно-космическую оборону — зенитные ракетно-пушечные комплексы «Панцирь-С1» и пусковые установки зенитной ракетной системы С-400.


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#Russia: With us NO New World Order (#NWO).
 
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Russia's cutting-edge military hardware parades through Moscow for V-Day rehearsal
 
V-Day rehearsal: Russia's cutting-edge military hardware parades through Moscow
April 30, 2015  
 
Moscow holds V-Day parade rehearsal | Парад Победы 2015 | Репетиция:
 
Thousands of Muscovites were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Russia’s latest military hardware rolling across the cobbles of Moscow’s iconic Red Square during rehearsal ahead of Victory Day parade.
 
Infantry from Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan practiced their performances in front of the public for the first time this year, ahead of Victory Day on May 9. Troops from other countries such as India, Mongolia, Serbia, and China were also present at the rehearsal.  
 
But the most anticipated event of the rehearsal was the debut of the latest models of the Russian armored tank T-14 built on the “Armata” platform as well as the showcasing of the latest 152mm self-propelled artillery howitzer Coalition-SV.  
 
The Armata’s main advantage over similar existing technology lies in its unmanned turret, controlled remotely from an isolated armored capsule. The latest tank has a state-of-the-art radar system that can simultaneously track up to 40 ground and 25 air targets within a 60-mile radius.  
 
The Kurganets-25 and the Kornet-D, an upgraded version of the hard-hitting Kornet anti-tank system, were also driven during a run-through in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Kurganets-25 features a new active-defense system against tank shells.  
 
 But to preserve intrigue over the main parade on May 9, whch marks the 70th anniversary of defeat over Nazi Germany, parts of the newly showcased military technology were still covered in a special cloth casing.
 
Among the new technology to be showcased are the latest models of weapons for the Russian Airborne Troops, including a multi-purpose armored vehicle, Rakushka, as well as mobile missile launch system Yars.
 
Over 15,000 personnel and about 200 pieces of military equipment will be on display, including weaponry never before seen by the public when the Victory Parade kicks off on the morning of May 9, which falls on a Saturday. For those who still want to witness the Russian military hardware on the move before the Victory Day parade, three more rehearsals are scheduled to take place on May 4, 6 and 7.  
 
 
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2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade
 
The 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade, is an upcoming parade that will take place in Red Square in Moscow on 9 May 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. The annual parade marks the Allied victory in the Second World War at the Western front. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will also deliver his twelfth holiday address to the nation on this day. Being a landmark jubilee parade honoring the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in the European continent, this year's parade is also expected to be one of the biggest and largest to be held in Russian history.
 
Important dignitaries in attendance and parade information
 
Among those expected to come to this year's event is President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić, President of Vietnam, Trương Tấn Sang, President of China, Xi Jinping, the First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, and the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. In all, 26 international leaders are expected to be in attendance this year, including heads of UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
 
The following countries have opted not to participate in this year's parade:
Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA, Finland, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia, Japan.
 
The 2014 annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and the subsequent War in Donbass has caused a number of nations that fought in the war, especially those that participated in the parade of 2010 to not participate in this year's celebrations, including Germany, whose chancellor Angela Merkel instead will visit Moscow on May 10, a day after the parade itself. Those nations that will be absent from the celebrations will only have their ambassadors to the Russian Federation be present for the parade as part of the diplomatic corps in attendance.
 
Aside from the return of the T-34 tank and the SU-100 self-propelled gun, and the usual vehicles and planes in the mobile column and the flypast, making their parade debut this year are the following:
 
 
    Bumerang armored personnel carrier
    Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle
    T-15 heavy IFV
    T-14 main battle tank
    2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer
    Ural Typhoon MRAP[9]
    BTR-82AM Naval Infantry armored personnel carrier
    Kornet-D/EM mobile antitank missile system mounted on the GAZ Tigr APC
    K-300P Bastion-P mobile coastal defense missile launcher
    RS-24 Yars mobile ICBM launcher
    The brand new Crimean Wings (Krilya Tavrida) aerobatic team with 4 Yakovlev Yak-130s
 
    Sukhoi Su-30 and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets
 
The Nakhimov Higher Naval Institute and the Chemical Defense and Control Military Academy will both make their return appearances in a Red Square parade after years of absences, the former since 1985 and the later since 2006, while the Pacific Naval Institute will be making its debut appearance this year, all in the march past segment made up of 16,000 servicemen, where they will be joined by a company sized formation from the Presidential Guard Regiment of Kazakhstan and several military contingents from other CIS nations, including the Armenian Army and the Azerbaijani Land Forces, all returning to the parade after a 5 year break, alongside first time parade participants from the armed forces of Serbia, the People's Republic of China and Mongolia, and even The Grenadiers from the Indian Army. The BMD-4 infantry fighting vehicle will make its return to the mobile column after a 6 year break, together with the joint flight of the Russian aerobatics teams Russian Knights and Strizhi after a one year absence from the parade.
 
Also, several military vehicles that drove through the Red Square in the 1945 Victory Parade are being readied for their drivepast in other major Russian cities.
 
As per tradition, 26 other Russian major cities (Sevastopol and Kerch in the disputed Crimea included) will hold their parades, and joint civil-military parades will be hosted by 50 other towns and cities nationwide.
 
Victory Day parades will also be held in the following CIS member nations:
 
 
    Belarus: May 9
    Kazakhstan: May 7
    Kyrgyzstan: May 9
    Armenia: May 9
 
Preparation
 
Beginning in November/December 2014, preparations for the parade were well attended at the unit level. Individual unit practices were held in the various military installations for all the participating units, and by March 2015, the air flypast column began its individual practice flying runs. Also rehearsing for the parade are the massed military bands of the Armed Forces, the MVD, EMERCOM and the Moscow Garrison, all to be conducted for the 13th straight year by Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov, the Senior Director of Music of the Bands Service of the Russian Armed Forces since 2002, with a combined number of more than a thousand military bandsmen, and the world famous Corps of Drums of the Moscow Military Music College "Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov", under the leadership of Colonel Alexander Gerasimov, the long-time college director, which has always (with a brief break from 2009 to 2011) had the privilege of leading the parade.
 
The parade practice runs officially commenced in the practice field at Alabino, Moscow Oblast, in April 2015, and will last until the middle of April when the runs on Red Square itself will start, ending with a final general combined practice run of the parade in early May. Before the first parade dry run, there was the first practice drivepast of the estimated 200 mobile column vehicles in attendance this year, that first drivepast was held on March 27.
 
The first parade practice run on April 3, 2015 kicked off officially the preparation for the big parade, despite the snowy weather that day. Joining the first run-through rehearsal (for the march past segment and the mobile column only) was the first ever military women's contingent to march on Red Square for the very first time, composed of girl Cadet Corps students coming from the Moscow National Pensions School. This was followed by the first test run of the flypast column in the Alabino training grounds on April 9, with the more than 150 aircraft taking part in that first run-through of the flypast segment.
 
The April 15 2nd parade practice run witnessed the first practice march of a Cossacks contingent that on May 9 will be the first ever unit of its kind to march on the steps of Red Square after so many years. The uint marching for this year comes from the ranks of the Kuban Cossacks, which marched past Red Square in the Victory Parade of 1945 represented by the 4th Guards Cossack Cavalry Regiment. The 2nd dry run for the flypast was done on April 21, and the final run on the Alabino grounds on April 22.
 
The first late night practice run started on April 29 in Moscow's Red Square, and will continue on till May 4 with the final two practice runs on May 6 and 7, which also serve as the general pratice runs. All of them are open to the general public. At the same time, final practice runs are being made for those joining the parades in May 9 in 26 other major cities in Russia. During such practice drill runs in Moscow several variants of the new Russian armored vehicle platform Armata were seen with turrets covered, together with the Bumerang APC and the Kurgarnets-25 IFV's turrets, which got the same treatment as well.
 
 
Full order of the 2015 Victory Day Parade
 
General of the Army Sergey Shoigu, Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation (parade inspector)
 
Colonel General Oleg Salyukov, Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces (parade commander)
 
Military Bands:
 
Massed Military Bands of the Armed Forces under the direction of the Senior Director of Music of the Military Bands Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov
 
Corps of Drums of the Moscow Military Music School
 
 
 
Ground Column:
 
 
    154th Preobrazhensky Independent Commandant's Regiment Colour Guard and Honour Guard Company of the 1st Honor Guard Battalion, 154th PICR
    Presidential Cavalry Escort Battalion, Kremlin Regiment
    Battalion of the Kuban Cossacks (first appearance)
    Suvorov Military School
    Nakhimov Naval School
    Kronstadt Sea Cadet Corps
    Aksanskiy Cossack Cadet Corps
    Moscow National Pensions School Cadet Corps (first appearance)
    Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
    Military University of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
    Military Academy of Material and Technical Security "General of the Army A. V. Khrulev"
    Zhukovsky – Gagarin Air Force Academy
    Black Sea Higher Naval Military Institute "Admiral Pavel Nakhimov" (returning)
    Pacific Naval Military Institute "Admiral Stepan Makarov" (first appearance)
    382nd Independent Marine Battalion of the Black Sea Fleet
    336th Independent Guards Biaystok Marine Brigade of the Baltic Fleet
    Military Space Academy "Alexander Mozhaysky"
    Peter the Great Military Academy of the Missile Forces of Strategic Importance of the Russian Federation
    Ryazan Airborne Senior Command Academy "Gen. of the Army Vasily Margelov"'
    98th Guards Airborne Division
    Engineering Forces, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence and Control Military Academy "Marshal of the Soviet Union Semyon Timoshenko" (returning)
    1st NBC Coastal Brigade
    9th Chemical Disposal Regiment
    29th and 38th Independent Railway Brigades of the Russian Railway Troops
    16th Spetsnaz Brigade, Western Military District
    ODON Ind. Motorized Internal Troops Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation "Felix Dzerzhinsky"
    Civil Defense Academy of the Ministry of Emergency Situations
    Moscow Border Guards Institute of the Border Guard Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation "Moscow City Council"
    2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division "Mikhail Kalinin"
    4th Guards Kantemirovskaya Tank Division "Yuri Andropov"
    Military Technical University of the Federal Agency of Special Construction
    Moscow Military Commanders Training School "Supreme Soviet of Russia"
 
 
Mobile Column:
 
 
    T-34
    SU-100
    GAZ Tigr (first parade with the Kornet D/EM mobile antitank missile system)
    BTR Bumerang armored personnel carrier (first appearance)
    BTR-82A
    Ural Typhoon (First appearance)
    Typhoon-K armored personnel carrier
    BMP Kurganets-25 (first appearance)
    T-15 (first appearance)
    BMD-4 (returning)
    T-90
    T-14 (first appearance)
    9P157-2 Khrizantema-S tank destroyer
    2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer (first appearance)
    2S19 Msta-S
    Buk-M2 missile system
    Tor-M2U missile system
    S-400 Triumf
    K-300P Bastion-P (first appearance)
    Pantsir-S1
    9K720 Iskander
    RT-2PM2 Topol-M
    RS-24 Yars (first appearance)
 
Air Fly Past Column
 
    Mil Mi-26
    Mil Mi-8 Colors Party
    Mil Mi-24
    Mil Mi-28
    Mil Mi-35
    Kamov Ka-52
    Mikoyan MiG-29
    Sukhoi Su-24
    Sukhoi Su-34
    Sukhoi Su-27
    Sukhoi Su-30 (first appearance)
    Sukhoi Su-35 (first appearance)
    Mikoyan MiG-31
    Ilyushin Il-76
    Ilyushin Il-78
    Tupolev Tu-22M3
    Tupolev Tu-95
    Tupolev Tu-160
    Beriev A-50
    Sukhoi Su-25
    Antonov An-124
    Antonov An-22
    Yakovlev Yak-130 from the new aerobatic group Crimean Wings (first appearance)
    Sukhoi Su-27 and Mikoyan MiG-29 of the Russian Knights and Strizhi (returning)
 
 
*[Info Credit: RT/Sputnik]
 
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China, Russia to hold joint naval drill in Mediterranean Sea | #Defense

#Russia, #China Plan First-Ever Joint Naval Drills in Mediterranean
30.04.2015

Russia and China will for the first time hold joint naval drills in the Mediterranean Sea next month, according to a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense.

Chinese National Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said that Moscow and Beijing will for the first time hold joint naval drills in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May 2015, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency reported.

* "According to plans by the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, the two countries' navies will hold joint military exercises codenamed Sea Cooperation-2015 in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May," Yansheng said. *

According to him, the exercise will involve nine ships from each side.

* "The exercises mainly include defense and escort-related drilling at sea, as well as ensuring the safety of maritime transport," Yansheng explained. *

The purpose of the drills is to deepen bilateral friendly cooperation and strengthen the combat capability of the two countries in order to repulse threats to maritime safety.

In this connection, Yansheng added that the exercises are not directed against third countries and not related to the situation in the region.


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May Day 2015 in Paris | Topless FEMEN activists attack Marine Le Pen at May Day rally (VIDEO)

#VIDEO: Topless #FEMEN activists attack Marine Le Pen at May Day rally
May 01, 2015

Topless FEMEN activists disrupted Marine Le Pen’s May Day speech in Paris as well as a tribute to Joan of Arc at a rally hosted by France’s National Front party. Activists with anti-Le Pen slogans covering their bodies carried out a Nazi salute.

Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, was approaching the memorial to Joan of Arc to lay flowers on it when two FEMEN activists with “TOP fascist Le Pen" painted on their chests and backs interrupted the ceremony. John of Arc is one of France’s most revered heroines and was beatified as a Roman Catholic saint after her death.

"Lots of surprises on this May first," Le Pen said in reaction to FEMEN’s antics. "It's quite a paradox when you call yourself a feminist and try to disturb a tribute to Joan of Arc."

The National Front often organizes rallies near statues of Joan of Arc. It uses a tricolor flame, partly symbolic of her martyrdom, as its emblem and as a symbol of nationalism.

FEMEN activists have also hijacked Marine Le Pen’s speeches against her political rivals, President Francois Hollande and former President Nicolas Sarkozy, who she criticizes for their immigration policies

"They have allowed massive immigration to install itself in France. They have unpinned the Islamic fundamentalist grenade," she said. "We are right on everything."

 As Le Pen was speaking, three FEMEN members managed to sneak onto the balcony overlooking Place de l'Opéra square and unfurled two large banners reading "Heil Le Pen." They then stood side-by-side and carried out a Nazi salute.

Seven people were arrested following the two incidents.

 "They [FEMEN topless activists] will be forced to get dressed," Le Pen said.

Femen spokeswoman Inna Shevchenko, who was granted political asylum in France in 2013, said the group plans to sue the National Front for excessive violence.

"The objective today was to ... show how Marine Le Pen really is and show her real face," Shevchenko told French media, according to Reuters.

Between 3,500 and 3,800 people gathered in Place de l'Opéra square on May Day, according to police estimates.

FEMEN is a radical feminist protest group founded in Ukraine in 2008. The group is now based in Paris. The organization has become internationally known for its topless protests against religious institutions, sexism, homophobia, and other social, national, and international issues.

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#BREAKING: NYPD officer Ambushed, Shot in Head; suspect detained in manhunt | #AMERICA

NYPD cop shot in head, suspect denied bail | #WorldNews
May 03, 2015

A New York Police Department officer has been rushed to hospital in critical condition after a suspect shot him in the head and chest in Queens. One person has been detained after authorities initiated a massive manhunt in the area.

The plainclothes NYPD cop had reportedly been on duty with a group of anti-crime officers in Queens Village when he was shot, according to New York Daily News. The shooting happened at 6:15pm local time on 104th Ave. and 212th St., FDNY said.

The suspect allegedly shot the officer three times, hitting him twice. The officer was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he underwent a surgery. According to Daily News’ source, his injuries were not life-threatening. The injured policeman is a five-year veteran, according to the NYPD.

A wide-scale manhunt has been launched for the gunman who managed to flee the scene. The area was immediately sealed off by the cops, who closed exits to the Belt Parkway. SWAT team and canine units were sweeping the area.

Witnesses on the ground say that the assailant might have got away in the car. One person was in custody as of Saturday night, but there is as of yet no confirmation that it is the shooter, sources told Daily News.

The shooting comes five months after two NYPD cops were shot and killed at point blank range in Brooklyn. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were “executed” by Ismaaiyl Brinsley in an apparent “revenge” for the officer-involved deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

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شويغو: روسيا ستشهد أضخم عرض عسكري في تاريخها

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 أعلن وزير الدفاع الروسي سيرغي شويغو أن الساحة الحمراء في موسكو ستشهد في التاسع من مايو/أيار هذا العام أضخم عرض عسكري في تاريخ روسيا، وذلك بمناسبة الذكرى الـ70 للنصر على النازية.


وأكد شويغو خلال ترؤسه اجتماعا لمجلس وزارة الدفاع، أن عرض النصر سيشارك فيه هذا العام أكثر من 15 ألف شخص، بينهم وحدات من القوات المسلحة لعدد من بلدان رابطة الدول المستقلة والدول الأجنبية. وأشار شويغو إلى أنه سيتم في الساحة الحمراء بهذه المناسبة استعراض أكبر عدد من الأسلحة والمنظومات والآليات والمعدات العسكرية الروسية وأحدثها.

وقال: "ستعرض آليات جديدة وحديثة لم يشاهدها أحد في السابق".


ولأول مرة ستعرض في الساحة الحمراء مدافع ذاتية الحركة من الجيل الجديد "كواليتسيا – سي في"، والصواريخ الاستراتيجية "يارس"، ودبابات المستقبل "أرماتا"، وعربات المشاة القتالية "كورغانيتز – 25"، ومجمع "كورنيت– دي"، والعربة القتالية للانزال "بي أم دي – 4 أم"، وغيرها من المعدات الحديثة.


وستفتتح العرض العسكري دبابات "تي – 34" التي شاركت في الحرب الوطنية العظمى، كما ستحلق في السماء 143 طائرة ومروحية تابعة للقوات الجوية الروسية.

كما ستشهد 30 مدينة روسية و 150 وحدة إدارية استعراضات عسكرية يشارك فيها حوالي 85 ألف عسكري.

وأشار شويغو، ألى أنه سيتم تصوير فيلم وثائقي عن هذا الاستعراض الكبير وسيترجم إلى لغات الدول المشاركة فيه.

وكان وزير الخارجية الروسي سيرغي لافروف أكد أن قادة وزعماء 26 دولة أعلنوا رسميا موافقتهم على المشاركة في الاحتفالات المكرسة للذكرى الـ 70 للنصر على النازية، كما أعلن الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة بان كي مون ورئيسا منظمة اليونسكو ومجلس أوروبا مشاركتهم في هذه الاحتفالات.


من جانب آخر أعلن دميتري بيسكوف، السكرتير الصحفي للرئيس بوتين، أن الكرملين سعيد بحضور رؤساء وقادة الدول والمسؤولين الأجانب إلى موسكو للمشاركة في احتفالات عيد النصر، "ولكن قبل كل شيء هذا العيد لنا، لأننا نحن المنتصرون. هذا العيد لمحاربينا القدماء الذين انتصروا في تلك الحرب".

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تمرین نیروهای روسی برای آمادگی در رژه روز پیروزی 2015

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Nga : Chuẩn bị cho Ngày Chiến Thắng | Victory Day Parade Rehearsal
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莫斯科,俄罗斯: 俄卫国战争胜利70周年阅兵 | 莫斯科举行首场阅彩排

#Breaking: #Russia to defend Russia's sovereignty at all cost.

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Russia's cutting-edge military hardware parades through Moscow
April 30, 2015

#Russia: With us NO New World Order (#NWO).
 
Thousands of Muscovites were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Russia’s latest military hardware rolling across the cobbles of Moscow’s iconic Red Square during rehearsal ahead of Victory Day parade.
 
Infantry from Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan practiced their performances in front of the public for the first time this year, ahead of Victory Day on May 9. Troops from other countries such as India, Mongolia, Serbia, and China were also present at the rehearsal.  
 
But the most anticipated event of the rehearsal was the debut of the latest models of the Russian armored tank T-14 built on the “Armata” platform as well as the showcasing of the latest 152mm self-propelled artillery howitzer Coalition-SV.  
 
The Armata’s main advantage over similar existing technology lies in its unmanned turret, controlled remotely from an isolated armored capsule. The latest tank has a state-of-the-art radar system that can simultaneously track up to 40 ground and 25 air targets within a 60-mile radius.  
 
The Kurganets-25 and the Kornet-D, an upgraded version of the hard-hitting Kornet anti-tank system, were also driven during a run-through in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Kurganets-25 features a new active-defense system against tank shells.  
 
 But to preserve intrigue over the main parade on May 9, whch marks the 70th anniversary of defeat over Nazi Germany, parts of the newly showcased military technology were still covered in a special cloth casing.
 
Among the new technology to be showcased are the latest models of weapons for the Russian Airborne Troops, including a multi-purpose armored vehicle, Rakushka, as well as mobile missile launch system Yars.
 
Over 15,000 personnel and about 200 pieces of military equipment will be on display, including weaponry never before seen by the public when the Victory Parade kicks off on the morning of May 9, which falls on a Saturday. For those who still want to witness the Russian military hardware on the move before the Victory Day parade, three more rehearsals are scheduled to take place on May 4, 6 and 7.  
 
 
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2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade
 
The 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade, is an upcoming parade that will take place in Red Square in Moscow on 9 May 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. The annual parade marks the Allied victory in the Second World War at the Western front. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will also deliver his twelfth holiday address to the nation on this day. Being a landmark jubilee parade honoring the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in the European continent, this year's parade is also expected to be one of the biggest and largest to be held in Russian history.
 
Important dignitaries in attendance and parade information
 
Among those expected to come to this year's event is President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić, President of Vietnam, Trương Tấn Sang, President of China, Xi Jinping, the First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, and the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. In all, 26 international leaders are expected to be in attendance this year, including heads of UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
 
The following countries have opted not to participate in this year's parade:
Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA, Finland, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia, Japan.
 
The 2014 annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and the subsequent War in Donbass has caused a number of nations that fought in the war, especially those that participated in the parade of 2010 to not participate in this year's celebrations, including Germany, whose chancellor Angela Merkel instead will visit Moscow on May 10, a day after the parade itself. Those nations that will be absent from the celebrations will only have their ambassadors to the Russian Federation be present for the parade as part of the diplomatic corps in attendance.
 
Aside from the return of the T-34 tank and the SU-100 self-propelled gun, and the usual vehicles and planes in the mobile column and the flypast, making their parade debut this year are the following:
 
 
    Bumerang armored personnel carrier
    Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle
    T-15 heavy IFV
    T-14 main battle tank
    2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer
    Ural Typhoon MRAP[9]
    BTR-82AM Naval Infantry armored personnel carrier
    Kornet-D/EM mobile antitank missile system mounted on the GAZ Tigr APC
    K-300P Bastion-P mobile coastal defense missile launcher
    RS-24 Yars mobile ICBM launcher
    The brand new Crimean Wings (Krilya Tavrida) aerobatic team with 4 Yakovlev Yak-130s
 
    Sukhoi Su-30 and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets
 
The Nakhimov Higher Naval Institute and the Chemical Defense and Control Military Academy will both make their return appearances in a Red Square parade after years of absences, the former since 1985 and the later since 2006, while the Pacific Naval Institute will be making its debut appearance this year, all in the march past segment made up of 16,000 servicemen, where they will be joined by a company sized formation from the Presidential Guard Regiment of Kazakhstan and several military contingents from other CIS nations, including the Armenian Army and the Azerbaijani Land Forces, all returning to the parade after a 5 year break, alongside first time parade participants from the armed forces of Serbia, the People's Republic of China and Mongolia, and even The Grenadiers from the Indian Army. The BMD-4 infantry fighting vehicle will make its return to the mobile column after a 6 year break, together with the joint flight of the Russian aerobatics teams Russian Knights and Strizhi after a one year absence from the parade.
 
Also, several military vehicles that drove through the Red Square in the 1945 Victory Parade are being readied for their drivepast in other major Russian cities.
 
As per tradition, 26 other Russian major cities (Sevastopol and Kerch in the disputed Crimea included) will hold their parades, and joint civil-military parades will be hosted by 50 other towns and cities nationwide.
 
Victory Day parades will also be held in the following CIS member nations:
 
 
    Belarus: May 9
    Kazakhstan: May 7
    Kyrgyzstan: May 9
    Armenia: May 9
 
Preparation
 
Beginning in November/December 2014, preparations for the parade were well attended at the unit level. Individual unit practices were held in the various military installations for all the participating units, and by March 2015, the air flypast column began its individual practice flying runs. Also rehearsing for the parade are the massed military bands of the Armed Forces, the MVD, EMERCOM and the Moscow Garrison, all to be conducted for the 13th straight year by Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov, the Senior Director of Music of the Bands Service of the Russian Armed Forces since 2002, with a combined number of more than a thousand military bandsmen, and the world famous Corps of Drums of the Moscow Military Music College "Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov", under the leadership of Colonel Alexander Gerasimov, the long-time college director, which has always (with a brief break from 2009 to 2011) had the privilege of leading the parade.
 
The parade practice runs officially commenced in the practice field at Alabino, Moscow Oblast, in April 2015, and will last until the middle of April when the runs on Red Square itself will start, ending with a final general combined practice run of the parade in early May. Before the first parade dry run, there was the first practice drivepast of the estimated 200 mobile column vehicles in attendance this year, that first drivepast was held on March 27.
 
The first parade practice run on April 3, 2015 kicked off officially the preparation for the big parade, despite the snowy weather that day. Joining the first run-through rehearsal (for the march past segment and the mobile column only) was the first ever military women's contingent to march on Red Square for the very first time, composed of girl Cadet Corps students coming from the Moscow National Pensions School. This was followed by the first test run of the flypast column in the Alabino training grounds on April 9, with the more than 150 aircraft taking part in that first run-through of the flypast segment.
 
The April 15 2nd parade practice run witnessed the first practice march of a Cossacks contingent that on May 9 will be the first ever unit of its kind to march on the steps of Red Square after so many years. The uint marching for this year comes from the ranks of the Kuban Cossacks, which marched past Red Square in the Victory Parade of 1945 represented by the 4th Guards Cossack Cavalry Regiment. The 2nd dry run for the flypast was done on April 21, and the final run on the Alabino grounds on April 22.
 
The first late night practice run started on April 29 in Moscow's Red Square, and will continue on till May 4 with the final two practice runs on May 6 and 7, which also serve as the general pratice runs. All of them are open to the general public. At the same time, final practice runs are being made for those joining the parades in May 9 in 26 other major cities in Russia. During such practice drill runs in Moscow several variants of the new Russian armored vehicle platform Armata were seen with turrets covered, together with the Bumerang APC and the Kurgarnets-25 IFV's turrets, which got the same treatment as well.
 
 
Full order of the 2015 Victory Day Parade
 
General of the Army Sergey Shoigu, Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation (parade inspector)
 
Colonel General Oleg Salyukov, Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces (parade commander)
 
Military Bands:
 
Massed Military Bands of the Armed Forces under the direction of the Senior Director of Music of the Military Bands Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov
 
Corps of Drums of the Moscow Military Music School
 
 
 
Ground Column:
 
 
    154th Preobrazhensky Independent Commandant's Regiment Colour Guard and Honour Guard Company of the 1st Honor Guard Battalion, 154th PICR
    Presidential Cavalry Escort Battalion, Kremlin Regiment
    Battalion of the Kuban Cossacks (first appearance)
    Suvorov Military School
    Nakhimov Naval School
    Kronstadt Sea Cadet Corps
    Aksanskiy Cossack Cadet Corps
    Moscow National Pensions School Cadet Corps (first appearance)
    Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
    Military University of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
    Military Academy of Material and Technical Security "General of the Army A. V. Khrulev"
    Zhukovsky – Gagarin Air Force Academy
    Black Sea Higher Naval Military Institute "Admiral Pavel Nakhimov" (returning)
    Pacific Naval Military Institute "Admiral Stepan Makarov" (first appearance)
    382nd Independent Marine Battalion of the Black Sea Fleet
    336th Independent Guards Biaystok Marine Brigade of the Baltic Fleet
    Military Space Academy "Alexander Mozhaysky"
    Peter the Great Military Academy of the Missile Forces of Strategic Importance of the Russian Federation
    Ryazan Airborne Senior Command Academy "Gen. of the Army Vasily Margelov"'
    98th Guards Airborne Division
    Engineering Forces, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence and Control Military Academy "Marshal of the Soviet Union Semyon Timoshenko" (returning)
    1st NBC Coastal Brigade
    9th Chemical Disposal Regiment
    29th and 38th Independent Railway Brigades of the Russian Railway Troops
    16th Spetsnaz Brigade, Western Military District
    ODON Ind. Motorized Internal Troops Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation "Felix Dzerzhinsky"
    Civil Defense Academy of the Ministry of Emergency Situations
    Moscow Border Guards Institute of the Border Guard Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation "Moscow City Council"
    2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division "Mikhail Kalinin"
    4th Guards Kantemirovskaya Tank Division "Yuri Andropov"
    Military Technical University of the Federal Agency of Special Construction
    Moscow Military Commanders Training School "Supreme Soviet of Russia"
 
 
Mobile Column:
 
 
    T-34
    SU-100
    GAZ Tigr (first parade with the Kornet D/EM mobile antitank missile system)
    BTR Bumerang armored personnel carrier (first appearance)
    BTR-82A
    Ural Typhoon (First appearance)
    Typhoon-K armored personnel carrier
    BMP Kurganets-25 (first appearance)
    T-15 (first appearance)
    BMD-4 (returning)
    T-90
    T-14 (first appearance)
    9P157-2 Khrizantema-S tank destroyer
    2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer (first appearance)
    2S19 Msta-S
    Buk-M2 missile system
    Tor-M2U missile system
    S-400 Triumf
    K-300P Bastion-P (first appearance)
    Pantsir-S1
    9K720 Iskander
    RT-2PM2 Topol-M
    RS-24 Yars (first appearance)
 
Air Fly Past Column
 
    Mil Mi-26
    Mil Mi-8 Colors Party
    Mil Mi-24
    Mil Mi-28
    Mil Mi-35
    Kamov Ka-52
    Mikoyan MiG-29
    Sukhoi Su-24
    Sukhoi Su-34
    Sukhoi Su-27
    Sukhoi Su-30 (first appearance)
    Sukhoi Su-35 (first appearance)
    Mikoyan MiG-31
    Ilyushin Il-76
    Ilyushin Il-78
    Tupolev Tu-22M3
    Tupolev Tu-95
    Tupolev Tu-160
    Beriev A-50
    Sukhoi Su-25
    Antonov An-124
    Antonov An-22
    Yakovlev Yak-130 from the new aerobatic group Crimean Wings (first appearance)
    Sukhoi Su-27 and Mikoyan MiG-29 of the Russian Knights and Strizhi (returning)
 
 
*[Info Credit: RT/Sputnik]
 
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EXPO Milan 2015 Inaugural Concert | Andrea Bocelli, Pianist Lang Lang

#Milan, #Italy: Expo 2015 Inaugural Concert | #AndreaBocelli, Pianist #LangLang
May 1, 2015

The 2015 World Expo in Milan is officially underway. Just hours before the official opening, an inaugural concert was held at the city's prestigious Duomo Cathedral Square. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and Chinese pianist Lang Lang headlined the show.


*[VIDEO Credit: CCTV News]


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Vietnam: 40th Anniversary Of The End Of The Vietnam War | The fall of Saigon

Vietnam marks 40yrs since end of war with parade
Apr 30, 2015 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam.

A parade commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam was held in Ho Chi Minh City. Tuesday marked 40 years since the Communist north seized the city, once the South Vietnam capital known as Saigon, to reunify the country.

On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese tanks rolled through the gates of the Presidential Palace, the heart of the US-backed Saigon government. The fall of Saigon was the the official end to the Vietnam War and the US's decade-long involvement in southeast Asia.

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Date: April 30, 1975
Location: Saigon, South Vietnam
Result: Decisive North Vietnamese victory

    • End of the Vietnam War
    • Provisional government established; Viet Cong gains nominal authority in South Vietnam
    • Mass exodus of refugees
    • Eventual reunification of Vietnam into a communist state


The Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People’s Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (also known as the Việt Cộng) on April 30, 1975. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period to the formal reunification of Vietnam into a socialist republic, governed by the Communist Party of Vietnam.

North Vietnamese forces, under the command of the General Văn Tiến Dũng, began their final attack on Saigon, with South Vietnamese forces commanded by General Nguyễn Văn Toàn, on April 29, suffering heavy artillery bombardment. This bombardment at the Tân Sơn Nhứt Airport killed the last two American servicemen to die in Vietnam, Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge. By the afternoon of the next day, North Vietnamese troops had occupied the important points of the city and raised their flag over the South Vietnamese presidential palace. The South Vietnamese government capitulated shortly afterward. The city was renamed Hồ Chí Minh City, after the Democratic Republic's President Hồ Chí Minh.

The capture of the city was preceded by the evacuation of almost all the American civilian and military personnel in Saigon, along with tens of thousands of South Vietnamese civilians associated with the southern regime. The evacuation culminated in Operation Frequent Wind, the largest helicopter evacuation in history. In addition to the flight of refugees, the end of the war and institution of new rules by the communists contributed to a decline in the city’s population.


**[VIDEO Credit: RT]


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#MayDay: Worldwide marches mark Labor Day | International Workers' Day 2015

International Workers' Day 2015 | Workers rally on May Day around the world  
May 01, 2015

[VIDEO*: Labour Day 2015 in Southeast Asia]

Thousands have rallied worldwide to celebrate International Workers' Day or May Day, the largest labor holiday in the world. In some countries demonstrations have turned violent with police deploying tears gas.

Several hundred people took to the streets in Istanbul with police using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters at the landmark Taksim Square, the Hurriyet Daily reported. Some 10,000 officers were on patrol in the area.

At least five people were detained in the Okmeydanı neighborhood of Istanbul after being found in possession of gas masks and marbles. Also two women were arrested at Taksim Square when they attempted to unfurl a banner.

Some people were shouting "Long Live May 1!" and "shoulder to shoulder against Fascism!"

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu earlier said only “symbolic” rallies are allowed and any attempt to stage mass demos will be blocked.

In Ukraine, about a thousand supporters of the Communist Party gathered in Kiev despite the authorities banning May Day demonstrations with Communist flags in the center of the city, RIA Novosti reported.

People have been protesting against the rise in prices and government policies, and say they want peace in the country.

During the rally the leader of the Communist Party, Petr Simonenko, accused the Kiev authorities of “anti-popular policies,” price hikes and chronic unemployment in Ukrainian.

“Ukrainian issues are not decided in Kiev now. It is either Brussels, or Washington, or other European capitals,” he said, adding he wants all Ukrainian problems solved in Kiev again.

Police said they have arrested 19 radicals in balaclavas, who attempted to break into the rally and started scuffling with law enforcers.

About 100,000 people have gathered in the Russian capital to take park in May Day demonstrations. People are carrying balloons, flowers and placards calling for “Decent work! Decent wages!”

Massive May Day rallies have also descended on the streets of London. The march, organized mainly by trade unions and other London-based workers’ communities, started at Clerkenwell Green and continued to Trafalgar Square.

One million Cubans are demonstrating on Havana´s Revolution Square, local press reported. The Cuban Worker´s Confederation said the rally will reaffirm the people´s determination to keep fighting for socialism.

Thousands of workers have staged demonstrations in Athens, Greece. The rally was held amid a train and tram drivers’ strike, which was disrupting the capital’s metro and national rail services.

Labor Day rallies in the US are focusing on police brutality in the wake of a series of black men’s’ deaths after encounters with officers of the law.

"It is important to support movements and struggles that stand up for people being singled out by the system. Right now, immigrants share that distinction with African-American youth - that we are being targeted by the system," said Miguel Paredes, membership coordinator of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

 However, some marches will stick with tradition and concentrate on labor and immigration issues.

One of the biggest demos is expected in Oakland where the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 announced its members will stop work as early as 5:30 am

 May Day marches have also swept Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

About 20,000 people have taken to the streets of Milan in a May Day demonstration dubbed “No Expo May Day Parade”. The parade coincided with the opening of the Expo 2015 Universal Exposition.

Opponents of Expo 2015 have accused the authorities of wasting public funds by hosting the show as the country plunges deeper into crisis.

**[VIDEO & txt Credit: CCTV News/RT]

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