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Russian Army Parade Victory Day, 2,012 Парад Победы
May 9, 2012
This is the parade in Moscow's Red Square, devoted to the 67th anniversary of the Great Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War (what the Eastern Front of World War II is called in the former Soviet Union), 9 May, 2,012. Giving the commemoration speech is Russian President Vladimir Putin (he took office for a third term on May 7th 2,012). For the first time since 2,008 the Moscow Military Musicians School is leading the march, also all soldiers are back to wearing their traditional dress uniforms for the pedestrian march. Presiding over the military parade in Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation; Anatoly Serdyukov. Commanding the parade is Colonel General Valery Gerasimov. General Valery Gerasimov is a graduate of the Suvorov Military School (1,973), and the Tank Troops Academy Named After Malinovsky (attended 1,985-1,987). Music by the Military Orchestra Service of the Russian Federation, directed by Lieutenant General; Valery Khaliov.