Victory Parade June 24, 1945

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Every year, May 9, millions of Russians with tears of joy watching the Victory Parade.This day became a national holiday for almost seventy years ago.Finally signed the capitulation of German forces May 8, 1945.On the morning of May 9 in Moscow sounded the salute.Thirty-bursts of a hundred guns marked a great victory.May 24 The Supreme Commander said the decision to hold on to Red Square, the main square of the country, the Victory Parade.Participating were mixed regiments from all fronts, representatives of all branches of the armed forces, holder of the Order of Glory, Heroes of the Soviet Union, the participants in the storming of Berlin, distinguished soldiers and officers.However, to be among the elect, those who march marched on the main square of the country, it was not easy.For it was not enough "just" to excel in battle, and it was necessary to have an appropriate view.Participants of the parade had to be no older than 30 years and not less than 176 centimeters.For them, sewed dress uniform - because during the fighting about it, no one thought anybody was not preserved.Preparation time - a month.Stalin set a date - 24 June.A June 23 he Zhukov took strict "test" of future participants who trained every day for several hours.Not all have been successfully tested.Could not do it, and the heroes are hoisted over the Reichstag Victory Banner of the first May 1945.Three soldiers of the 150th Infantry Division were not sufficiently strong in the drill.And the marshal did not want someone else carrying this symbol.Therefore Victory Banner Parade did not participate, and after it was given to the Central Museum of the Armed Forces for safekeeping.

Zhukov took not only a "test" of participants, but also the victory parade in 1945, instead of the Supreme Commander Stalin.A Marshal Rokossovsky commanded them.Together they rode on white horses and crows on the Red Square.By the way, pick a horse Zhukov was not so easy.Snow White Idol, Terek horse breed, was not a novice in such matters.He participated in the parade seventh in November 1941.But it so happened that the rehearsal for the Victory Day parade is not spared him.He learned to make stops at the right time, accustomed to the tanks, the guns, the cries that at a crucial moment, he was not frightened.Idol did not disappoint.

At ten in the morning 24.6.1945, the magnificent horse passed through the gates of the Spasskaya Tower with the renowned military leader at the back.But Zhukov thereby violated just two inviolable tradition rode on horseback and even in the headdress through the main gates of the Kremlin.

this day the weather did not indulge, pouring rain, so we had to cancel the aerial performances and demonstration of civilians.But it could not overshadow the solemnity of the moment and the joy of all those present in the square.Victory Parade was held.Summary regiments marched on Red Square, combined orchestra for each of them plays a special march, 200 enemy flags were thrown for a special pedestal near the mausoleum as a sign of victory over Nazi Germany and the heroic dog-sapper Djulbars on the personal orders of Stalin had carried on his tunic.

Now Victory Parade is held every year in each city as a tribute to the fallen heroes and as a mark of respect to survivors like to thank those who fought for their country.