Russian Federation - 2010

May 9th 2010, Russia celebrated the 65th anniversary of the Soviet victory on Nazi-Germany. We made a short trip to Russia to see the preparations for the Victory Day parade. Photos below are in chronical order. Starting in the centre of Moscow with the armed vehicle parade rehearsal. Next are visits to Kubinka Airbase where Sukhoi Su-25's and helicopters were stationed for the flypast rehearsals. We concluded our stay in Russia with a visit to the Russian Armed Forces museum. It hosts several interesting aircraft, an armoured locomotive and the remains of Gary Powers' U-2 spyplane.


Full size
 
View over MoscowRehearsal for Victory ParadeBuk (SA-17 Grizzly) vehiclesTOS-1
BM-30 SmerchS-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler)RT-2UTTKh Topol-M (SS-27 Sickle B)2S19 MSTA
MoscowGood morning MoscowGood morning MoscowIlyushin Il-18D 'Coot' RA-75496
Mil Mi-26 91 redMil Mi-26 07 yellowAntonov An-26 19 blueSu-27 tails
Sukhoi Su-25UB 93 redSukhoi Su-25UB 93 redSukhoi Su-25UB 77 redSukhoi Su-25UB 77 red
Sukhoi Su-25UB 77 redAntonov An-12 14 redAntonov An-12 Ra-12137Antonov An-12 Ra-12137
Kamov Ka-52 062 yellowSukhoi Su-27 02 blueSukhoi Su-35 3 Russian KnightsSukhoi Su-27 'Flanker' 03 blue
Sukhoi Su-27s of the Russian KnightsMil Mi-8 RF-19036Mil Mi-8 RF-92539Mil Mi-8 RF-92539
Mil Mi-8 RF-92539Sukhoi Su-25UB 33 red and Su-25 71 redSu-25 57 redSu-25 formation
Sukhoi Su-27 04 Russian KnightsChurchSu-25 formationSu-25 formation landing
Su-25 formation landingSu-25 formation landingSukhoi Su-27 16 Russian Knights landingSu-25 formation
Su-25 formationSu-25 formation landingSu-25 33 red landingAntonov An-26 19 blue
Mil Mi-8 RF-19036Russian Armed Forces museumMil Mi-24A HindSea mines
Russian Armed Forces museumRussian Armed Forces museumRussian Armed Forces museumRussian Armed Forces museum
Russian Armed Forces museumRussian Armed Forces museumRussian Armed Forces museumRussian Armed Forces museum
Russian Armed Forces museumRussian Armed Forces museumGary Powers U-2 wreckage
 

This report has 1535 distinct views.

All pictures copyright © by Rogier Vermeulen
Most pictures are available in high-res version for publication in magazines or books.
Do not hesitate to send me such a request.